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.
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.