Our cranky man in Kabul
In rejecting peace talks, Afghan President Hamid Karzai once again shows his talent for sowing mischief
Dean Minnich: Voter apathy defines politics today
Scandal at jail another symptom of war on drugs
U.S. should speed Afghan pullout
Karzai comments offer yet another reason for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan
Pakistan coming apart at the seams
Joel Brinkley writes that Pakistan is just another failed state -- except for all those nuclear weapons and all that American aid.
Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
Middle East mess was born in the U.S.A.
American meddling in the Arab world has produced decades of disasters, so why are we still there?
Generals' indiscretions have real consequences for U.S. policy
Recent flings by Petraeus and Allen will have policy consequences
Tom Harbold: Taliban may have shot one girl too many
Meghan Daum: Madonna's tone-deaf tattoo
Madonna's display of a fake tattoo in support of Malala Yousafzai isn't really helping the cause of women's rights.
The stakes in Syria
The stakes for America in Syria's uprising
It's the Taliban who blaspheme
Ehrlich is wrong on U.S. policy in the Middle East
Columnist Robert Ehrlich is wrong to say we should take a harder line in the Middle East.
Pakistani teen spoke against injustice
Malala the heroine
Protests bring outpouring of support for teenage girl who defied the Taliban
Add Malala Yousafzai to list of those who fought for truth
Leonard Pitts says extremists like those who shot a Pakistani girl are doomed to fail
Taneytown resident returns from Afghanistan
Unfriendly fire in Afghanistan
Growing friction between coalition troops and their Afghan partners prompts a change in policy that may or may not resolve the problem
Taliban attack on a Pakistani weapons site underscores the U.S.' worst fears about its unstable, nuclear-armed ally
Romney can distinguish himself with a sensible Afghanistan policy
President Obama's Afghanistan strategy is a disaster; can Romney do better?
West Africa looms large in Baltimore heroin-trafficking cases
We are being outsmarted by the Taliban in Afghanistan
The Taliban are outsmarting us in Afghanistan
As Afghanistan drawdown looms, concerns about Pakistan
Back from a visit to Kabul and visits with Afghan and U.S. commanders, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger expressed confidence in relations between the two countries. It's Pakistan that concerns him.
Afghans ill-prepared to govern
The people of Afghanistan are not ready for U.S. withdrawal
Rachel Marsden: Lame attempts to shut off Afghan heroin spigot have been futile
Rachel Marsden: The West isn't doing much about Afghanistan's drug trade
President Obama outlines a much more limited role for the U.S. in Afghanistan after 2014
Afghanistan: what 'victory' looks like
President Obama has taken a pragmatic approach to waging the war in Afghanistan, and it looks like he will take a pragmatic approach to ending it, too.
Time to leave Afghanistan
The massacre in Kandahar offers the latest evidence that it's time for the U.S. to withdraw
Tom Harbold: Time to get out of Afghanistan