South Asia

Argument

Prosperity Isn't Just a Matter of Wealth

Man does not live by GDP alone. An introduction to the Legatum Institute's latest Prosperity Index.

Peter Passell |

Slide Show

One Storm Away

10 major world cities that could end up underwater.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

We're Winning in Afghanistan

Why hasn't the media noticed?

Stewart Upton |

Feature

Afghanistan's Gray Future

It's Hamid Karzai's country now, and not everything is black and white.

Haseeb Humayoon |

Argument

We Are All Malala

Why can't Pakistanis condemn the Taliban for shooting a 14-year-old girl?

Nadeem F. Paracha |

Argument

Talking Our Way Out Of Afghanistan

NATO needs to negotiate with the Taliban NOW, before all the troops -- and our leverage -- are gone.

Matt Waldman |

Argument

The Sanctions Conundrum

Some say the sanctions against Tehran are working. But wasn't the Iranian economy already a basket case?

Peter Passell |

Think Again

Think Again: The BRICS

Together, their GDP now nearly equals the United States. But are they really the future of the global economy?

Antoine van Agtmael |

Argument

Justice Delayed

Why is it so hard to figure out who killed Christopher Stevens?

Martha Crenshaw |

The Brass

Northern Alliance

Canada's defense minister talks about security in the Americas -- and Afghanistan.

Kevin Baron |

Argument

Trust Fall

What's behind the inside attacks on U.S. forces in Afghanistan? The 2014 timeline for withdrawal.

Felisa Dyrud |

David Barno

The Real Pivot

It's time to change our plans in Afghanistan.

David Barno |

Argument

Tribal Warfare

Why did the Pentagon award a $7 million Afghanistan security contract to this group of Native Americans in Oklahoma?

John Reed |

Argument

The Great Pharmaceuticals Scam

India has a problem with substandard drugs -- and American regulators are allowing them to be imported into the United States.

Roger Bate |

Argument

What Happens When the Lights Go Out in Karachi?

Three scary questions that keep Pakistanis up at night.

Shamila N. Chaudhary |

Argument

So Much for the Good War

It's time to admit that Obama's Afghanistan strategy is a total failure.

Arif Rafiq |

Argument

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Buddhism Problem

Why isn't Burma's democracy icon speaking up for minorities -- and against her country's nationalistic, racist, xenophobic, and occasionally violent Buddhist majority?

William McGowan |

Argument

Subcontinental Divide

Why India will disappoint both the United States and China.

C. Raja Mohan |

Slide Show

Delhi Laughs

The heavy-handed political cartoons that have India's government hot under the collar.

Slide Show |

Argument

India, Meet Icarus

Why no one should be surprised that the emerging economic superpower is getting cut back down to size.

Peter Passell |

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 |