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His trip, which ends at the Olympics, is intended to showcase achievements in the region.
Analysts debate the rhetoric of war as part of the fight against terrorism.
Improved security has boosted optimism, but US commanders want to be assured it is "irreversible."
Prime minister Gilani arrives at the White House Monday. Likely topics: counterterrorism and democratic stability.
A key component is likely to be more troops, but the strategy must go beyond that, experts say.
But the pact, which some dub a 'sweetheart deal,' may not pass the US Congress in time.
Tehran has softened its tone, but tough decisions await the next US president.
Secretary Rice has floated the idea of an interests-section office – a step down from an embassy.
Destruction of its nuclear cooling tower was important but largely symbolic.
Bush lifts some sanctions in exchange for pariah nation's step toward nuclear cooperation.
Some US experts worry that a smuggling ring gave rogue states plans for a light warhead, apparently from Pakistan.
Proposal to extend America's military role years into the future meets lawmaker resistance, from Washington to Baghdad.
But Mexican concerns about the plan's human rights conditions could scuttle it.
The fall election and an era of diffused power may be factors.
The Pentagon hopes better ties will strengthen NATO and boost the mission in Afghanistan.
Lifting a European ban could help pave the way to resolving other recent trade disputes.
Recent events suggest both Tehran and Washington may be willing to engage in dialogue.
In speeches during his Mideast swing, the president lectured Arab regimes but praised Israel.
He'll celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary, but meet with Israel's Olmert and Palestinian territories' Abbas separately.
It lets potential nuclear proliferators Iran and North Korea know it's watching.
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