An effort by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Iran to present a solution for Syria seems to be collapsing because of lack of buy-in, despite strong national interests in ending the upheaval.
A coordinated attack in the heart of Kabul - which coincided with attacks in three other provinces - isn't a good thing. But sign of imminent defeat or victory? Hardly.
The loss of a stealth drone that was spying on Iran isn't the disaster some make it out to be. And if you think Obama's request for it back was awkward, remember what JFK did after we lost a spy plane.
That the Iraqis were in a position to kick the US out is probably the main accomplishment of the Iraq war.
The Monitor's language columnist considers why the military needs a new term for operations involving actual shooting.
Both candidates would likely draw from previous administrations to build their teams.
Despite their rhetoric, '08 candidates try to keep their options open.