South Asia

Argument

State of Terror

Why Obama should blacklist Pakistan -- not just the Haqqanis.

C. Christine Fair |

Slide Show

Skateboarding in Kabul

Half-pipes and headscarves in the Hindu Kush.

Slide Show |

Slide Show

Reading Corinthians in Karachi

Haunting photos of Pakistan’s persecuted Christians.

Slide Show |

Dispatch

Race to the End

Pakistan's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea to develop battlefield nukes.

Tom Hundley |

Argument

Radioactive

AQ Khan, the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb and the worst nuclear proliferator in history, is launching a new political movement. His goal? No less than to become Pakistan's Nelson Mandela.

Simon Henderson |

David Barno

'Our Strategic Compass Is Unmoored'

Notes from a general to his active-duty sons on the lessons of Afghanistan.

David Barno |

Slide Show

Once Upon a Time in Karachi

Snapshots from a time when the cinemas were packed and the booze flowed. 

Slide Show |

Argument

Countdown to Zero Dollars

The U.S. opened the door to nuclear trade with India -- and got nothing.

Tom Hundley |

Slide Show

Wandering Sikhs

From India to Wisconsin, a look at one of the world's most misunderstood religions.

Slide Show |

Argument

Smokeless Stoves, Girl-Friendly Schools, and the Bloc That Wasn’t

Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.

Peter Passell |

Argument

China's Military Moment

A window of opportunity is closing in the South China Sea. Will Beijing strike?

Jim Holmes |

Argument

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Public health activists and pharmaceutical companies are finally joining forces to help developing countries get access to low-cost drugs.

Roger Bate |

Argument

The House of Nehru-Gandhi

India ought to consider becoming a constitutional monarchy. After all, it already has a royal family.

Sadanand Dhume |

Christian Caryl

Talking a Great Game

So far, Washington's pivot to Asia has included a lot of work on security and trade. Democracy, not so much.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

India Singhs the Blues

Why the country will pay the price for its wildly overrated prime minister.

Sadanand Dhume |

Argument

Think Again: India's Rise

Is the world's largest democracy ready for prime time, or forever a B-list player on the global stage?

Sumit Ganguly |

Argument

Burma's Misled Righteous

How Burma’s pro-democracy movement betrayed its own ideals and rehabilitated the military

Francis Wade |

Argument

The Missing 50 Percent

There’s no real democracy without full representation for women.

Susan A. Markham |

The List

8 Geographical Pivot Points

From Angola to Yemen, eight countries whose futures are tied up in the land they occupy.

Margaret Slattery |

Argument

What's Wrong with Pakistan?

Why geography -- unfortunately -- is destiny for South Asia's troubled heartland.

Robert D. Kaplan |

Letters

A Matter of Degrees

Do we really want multinational companies selling harmful lifestyles in the developing world?

Hillary Hurd |

The List

The Dictator Hunter's Wanted List

9 former autocrats and bad guys that should be made to pay for their crimes.

Reed Brody |

Argument

The Patience Runs Out

The United States has put up with Pakistan's insidious double game for a decade now. Not anymore.

Shamila N. Chaudhary |

Slide Show

The Battle at the Top of the World

A look at the remote glacial region where Pakistan and India are locked in a tense, and seemingly pointless, stalemate over frozen wilderness.

Slide Show |

The List

Will India Ever Really Be America's Partner?

Ten big things Washington is still waiting on from New Delhi.

Christopher Clary |

Dispatch

Cold War

Why are India and Pakistan sacrificing hundreds of soldiers' lives over an uninhabitable icy wasteland?

Myra MacDonald |

Argument

The War for India's Internet

Why is the world's biggest democracy cracking down on Facebook and Google?

Rebecca MacKinnon |

Micah Zenko

Where the Drones Are

Mapping the launch pads for Obama's secret wars.

Micah Zenko and Emma Welch |

Argument

Two Worlds, One Climate

Forget Kyoto. There’s a much better way to persuade the developing world to fight climate change.

Peter Passell |

Argument

Red Flag and the Silver Screen

Why is China buying America's movie theaters?

Shaun Rein |