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.
Is this mild-mannered corruption fighter the most dangerous man in India?
How the franchise operations of the world's most infamous terrorist organization became more potent than the mothership.
Students clash with security forces in Venezuela; armed men stand guard in Crimea; and London's Royal Opera House hosts a 400-person yoga class.
Why more and more parents in poor countries are paying to send their kids to private school.
A new survey shows widespread support for a controversial Indian candidate.
Pakistan's efforts to talk with the Taliban are threatening to undermine the country's recent democratic gains.
The U.S. won't scuttle Pakistan's peace talks with the Taliban -- so long as no one tries to make peace.
Fleshy oysters and severed phalluses: The best sexual stimulants from around the world.
The United States is finally cracking open the door to India's probable next leader. But it’s now on his terms.
A nearly eradicated disease has cropped up everywhere from Jerusalem to Kabul. You can thank Pakistani terrorists for that.
We're fighting al Qaeda like a terrorist group. They're fighting us as an army.
How the Obama administration turned its back on counternarcotics, and why the Taliban is laughing all the way to the bank.
How the technocrat economist Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left India's economy in tatters.
And why was he taking "ethical hacking" classes there?
The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.
On the eve of a fundamentally flawed election, Bangladesh teeters on the edge of the precipice.
Why the market for the global poor isn’t as big as you might think.
Why isn't anyone focusing on the domestic help in the Indian diplomatic scandal?
India -- the promised land of journalism -- is reeling from scandal, corruption, and sleaze.
How the United States is strengthening defense ties with India.
The end of Nepal's bloody civil war was supposed to bring freedom to the downtrodden. But democracy actually makes some things more complicated.
The real program to sabotage Iran's nuclear facilities was far more sophisticated than anyone realized.