President Obama is taking some heat for incorporating U.S. domestic politics into his Afghan war strategy. He would be negligent not to.
Learning to live with drug cartels -- and killer robots.
The United States never did understand the Vietnamese 40 years ago -- and should do everything possible to avoid making the same mistake in Afghanistan today.
After deadly violence against Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan, President Islam Karimov seemed to embrace the flood of refugees back home. When, then, did he boot them out immediately?
How Russia plans to use a previously obscure international organization to reassert its control over its "near abroad."
What soldiers fighting the Taliban can learn from cops policing American inner cities.
Forget re-education camps for terrorists. Jailed extremists in Pakistan are kept in isolation -- from anyone who might change their mind about waging jihad.
Looking for a thrill on your next vacation? Here are seven resort destinations that are anything but tame.
While no one was looking, this Central Asian country just adopted the most liberal constitution in the region. Will Moscow let it live?
Barack Obama's administration is taking an expansive, ambitious approach to global health. Does that mean giving up on combating HIV/AIDS?
Cold economic realities dictate that China is going to be the big player in the new Afghan gold rush -- and Washington had better wake up to that fact, soon.
Will Afghanistan's mineral wealth rescue the country from decades of instability and poverty? It just might -- and here's how.
In a fit of anger, Hamid Karzai axes his director of intelligence, Amrullah Saleh. But is there method to his madness?
The Obama administration won't tell the truth about America's new favorite weapon -- but that doesn't mean its critics are right.
Victory Day felt a little stranger than usual this year. That could be a good sign for Russia's ability to confront the ambiguities of its past.
Why the United States can't keep buying off Kyrgyz leaders to keep its vital air base open.
Ignoring human rights in favor of stability is backfiring not just in Kyrgyzstan, but all over Central Asia -- big time.
From contamination to droughts to just going without, images from the world's water crises.
Forget the Jamaican bobsled team. This year, there’s a pack of Olympic underdogs from countries that aren't well known for cold-weather sports.
Inside the failed attempt to turn Central Asia's most insular regime.
Is Barack Obama killing too many bad guys before the U.S. can interrogate them?