South Asia

Document

Defeating Extreme Poverty

An exclusive excerpt of USAID's 2013 Annual Letter.

Rajiv Shah |

Argument

Wayward in Waziristan

How the United States is blowing the war on terror in the most dangerous place in the world.

Akbar Ahmed |

Argument

Pakistan’s Wildcard

The mysterious Pakistani-Canadian cleric is back, and he’s shaking up the country’s politics.

Daniel Markey |

Argument

Gentle Giant

Why isn’t India spending more on its military?

Dhruva Jaishankar |

Argument

Missing in Action

Extremists are destroying the fabric of Pakistani society. Where is the government?

Mosharraf Zaidi |

Photo Essay

Good News from the Hindu Kush

How Afghanistan has changed for the better after more than a decade of war.

Elizabeth F. Ralph |

Feature

The Inside Story of How the White House Let Diplomacy Fail in Afghanistan

"My time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply disillusioning experience."

Vali Nasr |

Argument

What Went Right?

Critics of the war are missing the big picture: Afghanistan is much better off today.

Peter Bergen |

David Rothkopf

Lessons Learned (and Not)

Seven things we've learned after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

David Rothkopf |

Terms of Engagement

A Country Unto Itself

There’s no place like India. Which is precisely why its politics and economy are such a contradictory, beautiful mess.

James Traub |

Terms of Engagement

Return of the Gandhis

In the new India, everything is moving a mile a minute. Except politics.

James Traub |

Slide Show

Forget the Flowers and Candy

Images from the women's rights rallies that have been taking place around the world this week.

Neha Paliwal |

Argument

Westward Ho!

As America pivots east, China marches in the other direction.

Yun Sun |

Dispatch

Love Is a Battlefield

Are the Taliban using sex to fight America?

Mujib Mashal |

Argument

We Shall Return

Don't be too sure there won't be another U.S. war in the Middle East.

Richard L. Russell |

David Rothkopf

Size Matters

The miniaturization of U.S. foreign policy.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Why Is the United States Subsidizing Iran?

It's a veritable international mystery: How did Washington end up funding its adversaries in Tehran?

Frederick Starr |

Argument

Not Just Another Movie

Zero Dark Thirty lies. End of story.

Amy Zegart |

Argument

Sometimes They Come Back

How this zombie game explains our failure in Afghanistan.

Michael Peck |

Argument

The Silence in Delhi

The trial of India's vicious gang-rapists is under way, but don't think for a second the government is really committed to reform of women's rights.

Miranda Kennedy |

Argument

India's Missing Ingredients

Indian growth is slowing. But there are two key reforms that will help.

Hemal Shah |

Argument

Seizing the Moment

The world’s leading nations are convening a meeting on the fight against corruption. Here’s what they ought to be discussing.

Laurence Cockcroft |

Investigation

Mutiny in Kabul

An exclusive report on the troubled security team at America's most important embassy.

Adam Zagorin |

Terms of Engagement

Exit, Minus Strategy

Barack Obama has clearly decided to cut his losses in Afghanistan. Will all hell break lose when he does?

James Traub |

The List

Why the U.S. Can't Abandon Afghanistan

These five principles should guide the U.S.-Afghan relationship after 2014.

Davood Moradian |

Argument

The 5 Most Important Questions About Afghanistan

Obama can't shirk the difficult issues when he meets with Karzai this week.

Michael Kugelman |

Argument

Can India Defeat Poverty?

A bold new program may show the world the way.

Amanda Glassman |