March

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Useless war: Afghanistan needs peace to develop

In a potentially important development, exiled members of the former People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan are returning to the country to re-found the organization.

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World Notes: Europe, Afghanistan, S. Korea, Cuba

Europe's attack on working class; Afghan police problems; anti-woman discrimination in S. Korea; Cuban health shakeup.

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Bustle in the Bundestag

A stormy session in Germany's Parliament shows the growing unpopularity of the Afghanistan war, and the current German government.

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U.S. troops target Marjah, then on to Kandahar

Military action in Marjah and Kandahar may alienate the  "hearts and minds" of the Afghan people.