Lawmakers and others who were against the Iraq war generally support the president. But they worry about another 'quagmire.'
In The Hague this week, Iranian officials offered to cooperate with the US. Iran has pursued an ambitious redevelopment effort in Afghanistan since 2001.
The President's plan for the increasingly troubled region is ambitious, although his goals are more limited than Bush's.
From crawling on the carpet with Ronald Reagan to sipping tea with the Che Guevara of Afghanistan, former staffers recount stories as the Monitor transitions to new formats.
Locals trained by an NGO gather to scrutinize officials' books.
The Haqqani network has agreed to discuss a peace proposal with government-backed mediators.