A question of where and when
George W Bush is getting ready to unleash a new Afghanistan at any given time and his options are wide open, Thomas Gorguissian in Washington investigates
Guess who's coming to dinner?
Although wined and dined by the rich and powerful on his whirlwind tour around the globe, Hamid Karzai failed to obtain the cash initially pledged to rebuild Afghanistan, writes Anayat Durrani
Keeping the fight alive
Violent upheavals in Gardez and Mazar-i Sharif reveal that international efforts to restore order in Afghanistan may not have been enough, reports Absar Alam from Islamabad
'Another world is possible'
While it was business as usual at the World Economic Forum in New York, the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, formulated a new vision for the future, writes Faiza Rady
Greeks bearing euros
It has been a month since the citizens of the European Union's easternmost member-state ditched their drachmas for the euro. From Athens, Iason Athanasiadis assesses the euro's impact on Greece
Nyier Abdou sifts fact from fiction on the legal status of the prisoners taken to Guantanamo Bay
'One more misery'
Fatemah Farag follows the cruel saga of an American reporter's abduction in Pakistan
Rearranging the chessboard
The United States has gained a foothold in Central Asia. Now it has to dig its heels deeper, writes Galal Nassar
Terrorists or criminals? Sudhanshu Ranjan, in Calcutta, reports on the unexplained killings in front of the American Centre in the capital city of West Bengal