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Thousands are foreign fighters are pouring into Afghanistan, which has to make you wonder if that limited strategy of focusing on counterterrorism is really operative. If India is taking a greater role inside Afghanistan and Kabul becomes a proxy war between India and Pakistan, does that blur the line between Pakistan’s false choice of fighting ...

Thousands are foreign fighters are pouring into Afghanistan, which has to make you wonder if that limited strategy of focusing on counterterrorism is really operative.

If India is taking a greater role inside Afghanistan and Kabul becomes a proxy war between India and Pakistan, does that blur the line between Pakistan’s false choice of fighting terrorism or fighting Indian influence?

China is calling for more dialogue between U.S. and North Korea, just about the time when North Korea watchers in Washington are becoming more and more skeptical of China’s real commitment to solving the North Korea nuclear crisis.

Starts and Stripes asks the question: Why not just transfer the troops from Iraq to Afghanistan? Answer: The military is pushing against a speedy withdrawal from Iraq, despite that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is all about it.

Another lobbyist scores a meeting with Sudan envoy Scott Gration, while Sudan human rights groups can’t get in the front door. Doesn’t this guy have enough image problems already?

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