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Our Q&A on Afghanistan

A backgrounder on the problems plaguing Afghanistan’s reconstruction, and on why the war-torn country should matter to Europe

Looking for Afghanistan?s ?Anbar moment?

The U.S and Europe are casting about for Afghanistan’s “Anbar moment”. But the warring tribes to be united first are the international ones.

Putin’s Mini-Me

Even after a reciprocal endorsement between Putin and Medvedev, a delicate balancing act will be necessary to manage Putin?s succession in the coming months

Poland?s latest challenge

The new Polish PM wants to bring Poland back to the heart of Europe and make the country a genuine player in European foreign policy. But the task is enormous.

More wisdom for Europe

Compared to its original formulation, the mandate given to Felipe Gonz?lez to chair an “Independent Reflection Group” amounts to a substantial shift

‘Never again’ means Iraq too

The Democratic Party may push for Iraqi troop withdrawals and Europeans may continue ignoring the war, but both should be honest about the consequences of doing so

The Comit? des Sages: a wise idea?

European leaders are set to examine Nikolas Sarkozy’s proposal to launch a “Comit? des Sages” but the proposal has so far been received with scepticism by most stakeholders