The good news is that more kids are in school, and for longer, than ever before. But if we want them to actually learn something, it's time to focus on the teachers.
From the Norwegian Coast Guard to Israeli drone technicians, 8 surprising winners of China's massive military buildup.
Tibetans are setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. So is there anything the leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile can do about it?
Enjoy your stay at the Serena Hotels, where plush lodgings meet deadly warzones.
Promoting democracy in places like Egypt or Iraq is about changing the status quo. So why are we so surprised when it turns out that not everyone is in favor?
If the Middle East is your yardstick, the countries of Central Asia ought to be on the verge of revolution. But don't hold your breath.
The deaths of rioters in Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan, are regrettable -- but the country's march toward democracy moves on.
Kazakhstan may not be ripe for revolution, but the West is making the same mistakes it made in the Arab world.
Sanctions aren't the answer. If Washington is serious about building a new economic and security architecture across South and Central Asia, it can’t avoid working with Iran.
Do Obama’s red lines with Iran and others really mean “or else”?
Meet the weaker countries that will suffer from American decline.
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The facts are in: NATO forces mistakenly killed Pakistani soldiers. It’s time to swallow American pride and say we’re sorry.
10 years later, life isn't just better -- it's much better.
Tensions in Pakistan are running high. So, to resupply U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Washington’s having to cut deals with some very unsavory regimes.
In advance of Sunday's parliamentary ballot, the pro-Putin camp is cracking down hard on independent election monitors.
A new wave of anti-Putin sentiment is sweeping Russia, but with the once-and-future president still loved by more than two-thirds of the population, there's little hope for change.
Weather dictates the rhythm of nearly everything in rural Afghanistan, including war.
It's not Restrepo. The conflict in northern Afghanistan has no running time.
Uzbekistan's dictator is another Qaddafi-in-waiting. Realism is one thing, but the United States can't be afraid to call the devil by his name.
The violence in northern Afghanistan today is so complicated that even Afghans have trouble untangling its roots.
Can social media save a journalist in trouble in a place like Kyrgyzstan?
The appearance of Viktor Bout, the so-called "Merchant of Death," in a Manhattan courtroom this week represents a milestone in the long battle to stop the black market arms trade.
As the de facto president seeks to reassure foreign investors, it's clear that everyone's a little on edge.