Richard Holbrooke was the Obama administration's pointman for the civilian side of the Afghanistan war. He died suddenly in December 2010, leaving some successes that are sometimes overlooked, and they have to do with Pakistan.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai will remain in office for another term after his main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled out of a scheduled runoff election. We talk with Tony Karon, senior editor at Time, for a look at what this means.
In his first comments since being declared the winner, Hamid Karzai said his new government would ask those he called his 'Taliban brothers' to take part in peace talks. The Taliban responded, calling Karzai a puppet.
Marcus Mabry, international business editor for our partner The New York Times, and Jonathan Marcus, diplomatic correspondent for the BBC, take a look at the week ahead: Obama in Asia, health care reform and Hamid Karzai's second term in Afghanistan.
Hamid Karzai has been sworn in today as the president of Afghanistan for a second five-year term. We get a look at the scene during the inauguration and discuss attempts and implications of addressing Afghanistan corruption.
President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan Sunday, days after the president announced a nuclear deal with Russia and as Iraq forms a new government. How is the Obama administration's foreign policy evolving in its second year?
While in Afghanistan last week, President Obama met with President Hamid Karzai. The relationship between the two leaders has been shaky since allegations of fraud in Afghanistan's elections as well as corruption in the Afghan government.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in Washington for a week of meetings with President Obama and other high-level officials. Karzai's administration says one of his top priorities is obtaining U.S. support to begin talks with some Afghan Taliban leaders.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai meets with President Obama this week. High up on the agenda will be talking about the Taliban, especially along the border with Pakistan. The Taliban in Pakistan is gaining in popularity among the poor and disenfranchised.