Readers write about Guantánamo Bay, the perception of Iran, citizen diplomats, and the peaceful function of the military.
The oil-rich region of Abyei could become the next flash point between Arab and African Sudanese.
A US-Iraq security pact won't set troop levels now, but it could set the stage for long-term strategy.
While General Petraeus is in no hurry for more than five brigades to leave, Secretary Gates weighs a bigger drawdown.
Prices spiked 4.1 percent last year, the highest increase in 17 years.
US, Iraqi operation in Diyala Province draws on a new counterinsurgency model.
Loud talkers, lost books ... and the occasional sniper fire, rocket attacks, and death threats are what Saad Eskander is up against in rebuilding the National Library and Archive.
His trip includes Israel and the Palestinian territories.