South Asia

Argument

In Pakistan, Slow and Steady Just Might Win the Race

Yes, terrorism is a problem. But Pakistan is making remarkable headway in its transition to democracy.

Sheila Fruman |

Case Studies

The Changemakers

How reformers made the Bangladeshi civil service more responsive to people's needs.

Rushda Majeed |

Argument

What to Pack When You're Leaving a War

As the U.S. retrograde hits its peak, what will America really leave behind in Afghanistan?

Frank Jacobs |

Report

Baghdad's Burning… And It's (Kind of) Our Fault

What Iraq's implosion can teach us about Afghanistan's future.

Yochi Dreazen |

Christian Caryl

Peer Pressure

The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.

Christian Caryl |

Reality Check

Advantage: Iran

Does the U.S. stand a chance against Tehran, the nimble, canny free agent of nuclear negotiations?

Aaron David Miller |

Feature

Afghan Bloom

Can Afghanistan weather the storms after the U.S. withdrawal?

Mariam Ghani |

Investigation

Bad Medicine

India is flooding the world with tainted drugs -- and getting away with it.

Roger Bate |

Christian Caryl

What My Daughter Deserves

The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The Quiet Revolution

Technology is changing the way we fight war. But it's also changing the way we make peace.     

Sheldon Himelfarb |

Argument

Nonessential

Has Obama given up on the Asia pivot?

Alex N. Wong |

Daniel Altman

Competitive Chic

The World Economic Forum's big report isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

A Singh and a Miss

Even a state visit by India's prime minister can't save a relationship with Washington that's dangerously off-base.

Michael Kugelman |

Argument

BRIC Wall

Is the golden age of emerging markets over?

Simeon Djankov |

Daniel Altman

Can India Keep Growing?

It depends on which India you're talking about.

Daniel Altman |

Dispatch

Barcode Nation

Why some Indians are still fighting back against the country's new biometric ID system.

Sriram Balasubramanian |

Argument

Hollow Vengeance

Why four hangings won't change India's horrific culture of rape and torture.

Mallika Kaur |

Feature

Cooking in Karachi

The world's most dangerous megacity is the next frontier in the global meth trade.

Taimur Khan |

Argument

Subcontinental Drift

A slowing economy, an exploding submarine, corruption scandals -- what's happened to India?

Sumit Ganguly |

Daniel Altman

If India's Really Booming, Why Is the Rupee Crashing?

Meet the banker who could save the country's faltering currency.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

The 15,000 Troop Option

Plotting the course for post-2014 Afghanistan.

James Stavridis |

Argument

Calm Before the Storm

John Kerry’s Pakistan trip might be all smiles and handshakes, but there’s a crisis brewing beneath the surface.

Michael Kugelman |

Argument

Collision Course

The U.S. and India are headed for a trade war over immigration and protectionism. Can it be stopped before it's too late?

Frank Wisner |

Argument

The Battle for Islamabad

The Pakistani Taliban aren't headed off to fight in Syria. They're gearing up for an epic war at home.

Arif Rafiq |

Dispatch

Malala's Forgotten Sisters

Girls as young as 5 are still being sold into marriage in Pakistan. And no one will stop it.

Adriana Carranca |

Argument

Willful Ignorants

Pakistan’s leaked bin Laden report proves that the country’s vaunted spy agency is either shockingly inept or duplicitous. Or both.

Umar Farooq |

Argument

Naval Gazing

India wants to "look east," but does it have the ships -- and strategic focus -- to be a military player in Asia?

Vipin Narang |

Argument

India's Tablet Revolution

How a $40 device is going to change the lives of billions.

Vivek Wadhwa |

Christian Caryl

Why Iran Can't Reform

Many commentators are hailing the results of the Iranian presidential election as a victory for popular choice. But that feel-good narrative misses the bigger story.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

How to Negotiate Like a Pashtun

A field guide to dealing with the Taliban.

Jonah Blank |