South Asia

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 |

Dispatch

Karzai's India Gamble

Pakistan isn't helping the Afghan government end its standoff with the Taliban -- so Karzai is looking to India instead. 

Mujib Mashal |

Feature

Introducing Yo! Yo! Honey Singh

Meet the foul-mouthed rapper who explains India’s real estate bubble -- and its rape crisis.

Amana Fontanella-Khan |

Feature

Wisdom of the Crowd

What 1.2 billion Indians think about democracy, America, and the world. 

Rory Medcalf |

Rational Security

Getting to Yes with the Taliban

The case for negotiating with terrorists.

John Arquilla |

Argument

Sharifistan

The winner of Pakistan’s monumental election can celebrate democracy in action, but there’s still a long way to go.

Arif Rafiq |

Dispatch

Janus in Islamabad

Is Pakistan's once and likely future prime minister someone the United States can work with?

Emily Cadei |

Think Again

Pakistan’s Rollercoaster Election

Is this a generationally significant change of power, or more of the same dysfunction?

Michael Kugelman |

Argument

It's Morning in Islamabad

Yes, it’s broke, violent, and tumultuous. But here are five reasons Pakistan is better off than you think.

Mosharraf Zaidi |

Dispatch

Death Mill

How the ready-made garment industry captured the Bangladeshi state.

Joseph Allchin |

Argument

The Great Sino-Indian Alpine Tent Party of 2013

China's latest border squabble with India might seem trivial, but the consequences could set Asia on edge.

Dhruva Jaishankar |

Argument

The Most Dangerous Border in the World

Why is China picking a fight with India?

Ely Ratner |

Slide Show

Standoff at 15,000 Feet

Photos of the world's highest border dispute.

Slide Show |

Argument

Kabul's Unlikely New Ally

Has Pakistan decided it's finally time to embrace Afghanistan?

Daniel Sagalyn |

Daniel Altman

8 Myths About India's Growth

On closer inspection, the Indian miracle turns out to be pretty ordinary after all.

Daniel Altman |

Feature

The End of the Gandhis

Can Rahul Gandhi run India? Can anybody?

James Traub |

Letters

Springtime in Kabul

While the media obsessed over the missteps, Afghans were building a better future.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

Well, This Is Awkward

How Pervez Musharraf's foolish return to Pakistan is creating problems for the United States.

Daniel Markey |

Argument

Musharraf’s Great Folly Tests the Army

Pakistan's former dictator returned home to what he thought would be a hero's welcome. Instead, a court ordered his arrest -- and put the military in an awkward spot.

Arif Rafiq |

Argument

Ten Questions for the New BRICS Bank

The great emerging markets want to start their own bank. But it doesn't seem like they've really thought it through.

Isobel Coleman |

Terms of Engagement

The Pit of Despair

In the streets of Pakistan, people have had it about up to here. For the Obama administration’s diminished goals there, maybe that’s not a bad thing.

James Traub |

Argument

Patently Reasonable

India's Supreme Court has ruled against Big Pharma and for the country's generic drug companies. But who's the big winner in the end?

Miranda Kennedy |

By Other Means

Let Them Go

Why John Brennan should give a passport and $10K to every Gitmo prisoner.

Rosa Brooks |

Case Studies

Policing Electoral Violence in India

How India's elections administration used “vulnerability mapping” to stop trouble before it happened.

Michael Scharff |

Argument

Egypt's Financial High Noon

Cairo needs to tackle its subsidy addiction. And yes, it’s not going to be easy.

Isobel Coleman |