Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan want to drop the pesky Persian suffix that’s been frustrating Central Asia for generations. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.
There were infinite (and well-documented) reasons why it was a terrible idea to invest millions of dollars in getting Afghans to grow soybeans. But the United States did it anyway.
Afghan banks dodged an international black mark Friday when a watchdog organization gave the government another shot at cleaning up its corrupt banking system.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup causes celebration and protests; Iraqi refugee camps swell with families after the fall of Mosul; and people all over the world enjoy the summer heat.
As accusations of voter fraud fly, Afghanistan’s presidential race is ripping the country apart.
After a six-month lull, the CIA's drones are dropping bombs on Pakistan again. But the policy is as misguided as ever.
In Central Asia, nations turn on nations and neighbors turn on neighbors -- all for a precious drop to drink.
Why the Taliban can’t prevent the monumental success that marks this weekend’s ballot.
How Azerbaijan's dictator woos the United States and Europe.
Why the Russian president’s dream of 'near abroad' linked to Moscow might be less than the sum of its parts.
Sorry, Europe: It ain't a pretty picture.
As a muscled-up Russia pushes for more leverage over Kazakhstan, a wary Astana strives to make new, powerful friends.
India wrapped up the largest democratic election in the world; Pope Francis ordained 13 new priests; and Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine concluded a controversial referendum for self-rule.
Russia celebrates Victory Day; South Africa gears up for national elections; and Narendra Modi works the campaign trail.
The state isn't trying to use Boko Haram as a political tool -- it's just been totally useless in doing anything to defeat it.
The best antidote to propaganda isn't counterpropaganda. It's access to accurate information.
China's plan to build a new trade route with Pakistan is threatened at both ends by terrorism.
Could the new Pakistani government’s pursuit of the country’s former dictator be its own undoing?
Afghanistan goes to the polls; pro-Russian demonstrators clash with police in Ukraine; and Indian elections begin.
Don't be too quick to condemn Afghanistan's unpredictable president to history's dustbin.
Much has gone right in Afghanistan. It’s more secure, stable, and even optimistic. But there's one final tweak needed before America says goodbye.
Terrorism theory in Malaysia Airlines crash disintegrates; Rock bottom: the relationship between the CIA and the Senate; Sinclair may now get a plea deal; and a bit more.