The dirty secret about Obama’s Afghan plan is that tens of thousands of American civilians will be on the ground long after the troops have left.
Ukrainians riot ahead of the presidential election; Ultra-Orthodox Israeli soldiers train near the Syrian border; and Thailand's army chief declares a coup.
Why Narendra Modi's new foreign policy won't make Washington happy.
How Washington should engage with India’s new prime minister.
One woman is on a quest to sell American football to India. Is anyone buying?
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.
An obscure Indian law requires gun owners to surrender their weapons during election season. But India’s gun lobby says it only encourages a spike in violence.
How sprawling megacities -- from Lagos to Mumbai -- might just save the world.
As the Indian election continues, voters are concerned about corruption like never before. But will anything really change?
Ever since the CIA used a vaccination ruse in its hunt for OBL, health workers have been combatants in Pakistan's war with the Taliban.
Gujarat's shiny free market reformer has a dark side.
Could India's third-party candidate be the country’s kingmaker? Or is he just tilting at windmills?
How the United States and NATO came to pursue the counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan -- and why it might never be used again.
Why the deadliest day on the world’s tallest mountain won't change the lives of Nepal's sherpas.
Can India's likely next prime minister unleash his country's economy without allowing his Hindu nationalist base to run free?
On the campaign trail in India, the election front-runner takes the high road, while his Hindu nationalist followers support him from below.
The controversial front-runner is campaigning against rape, but he may be disastrous for India's women.
Afghanistan goes to the polls; pro-Russian demonstrators clash with police in Ukraine; and Indian elections begin.
In a fevered election battle, India's top candidates are claiming that they -- and only they -- can get the faltering economy back on track. But the data shows they're missing the point.
If Narendra Modi wins, India's leftists will have no one to blame but themselves.
It's bad enough the United States is slashing military aid to Afghanistan. Don't shut off the civilian aid spigot, too.
From global-health success story to nightmare: How a worldwide effort to eradicate polio went from Jonas Salk to Islamist terrorist.
The Taliban isn't attacking the Afghan army anymore -- they're trying to blow up the heart of Afghan politics.
Why are so many Indian politicians unmarried? And why do Indian voters not seem to care about their private lives?
Why Afghanistan's next president won't succeed without the warlords -- or the Taliban.
What Afghanistan's international monitors pack for the most pivotal -- and dangerous -- political contest since 2001.
The world's most isolated ocean has a long history of making things disappear.