The US pursuit of Al Qaeda with airstrikes complicates Pakistan's struggle against the Taliban, who launched their largest attack in months over the weekend.
The covert push to empower Fatah failed. And isolating Hamas just made things worse. But it's not too late to change course.
Violence has plummeted and US forces are pulling back, but the year ahead will test the staying power of gains throughout the country.
The world is not willing to allow this strategic nation to remain ungoverned. Can a coordinated effort create a stable government?
Team Obama is more pragmatic and less ideological than its predecessors, say diplomats and campaign advisers. Afghanistan will be a foreign-policy priority.
The waiver program allows overweight enlistees to get in shape after they sign up.