From the fall of Ahmadinejad, Assad, Castro, and Chavez to the rise of cyberattacks -- the top 13 stories that could dominate the headlines in 2012.
In Dubai for medical treatment with coup rumors swirling back home, Asif Ali Zardari's presidency appears to be on its last legs. So what else is new?
The annual Shiite holiday, Ashura, is a self-flagellatory festival of blood. But the shocking bombing in Kabul is anything but holy. Warning: graphic images.
Forget the BRICs. The real economies that will shake up the world over the next few decades need a new acronym.
Does the killing of the notorious guerrilla leader Kishenji mean the end of India's four-decade Maoist insurgency, or the beginning of its next chapter?
Islamabad's generals have been sponsoring the deaths of Americans for years, and yet Obama does nothing. Why?
From Harvard to Pacific Western, a look at the sometimes surprising U.S. universities that have educated today’s new crop of world leaders.
The past decade might have been grim for the economically stagnant West, but without a booming developing world it would have been much worse.
The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action.
"Seattle has Bill," Thomas Friedman once wrote. "Bangalore has Nandan." The co-founder of Infosys -- the Indian company that made "outsourcing" a household word -- famously gave Friedman the central conceit for The World Is Flat when he said that global commerce's "playing field is being leveled" by communications technology. Now tasked with providing digital IDs to 1.2 billion Indians, Nandan Nilekani is trying to finish the job he started in the private sector: bringing a country that never entirely left the 19th century all the way into the 21st.
The Cato Institute's Ted Galen Carpenter asks whether the United States can afford the naval confrontation with China envisioned by Robert Kaplan.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a long history with Asia and, like the country she represents, a long future.
Instead of conquering India's roads, the much-hyped Tata Nano -- the world's cheapest car -- is struggling to find buyers.
For years, people whispered about the thousands of disappeared young men in Kashmir. But only now are the bones finally speaking.
What numbers can we trust? A second look at the death toll from some of the world's worst disasters.
After centuries of oppression, a village wakes up to its new masters.
The baggage we carry from our ethnic and national backgrounds can keep people poor -- but it can also change, and faster than you'd think.
The world is crowing over America's near-economic meltdown.
The world is building a low-carbon global economy -- with or without the United States.
Cutting U.S. military aid to Pakistan might be just what the world's most frustrating alliance needs.
Just because Washington and Islamabad are at odds doesn't mean Beijing is looking to step in.
The United States may soon have the option of washing its hands of Afghanistan. But with an untrustworthy Pakistani military exerting greater influence, India does not.
Even if the speculation about this week's Mumbai attacks is true, Islamabad still has some explaining to do.
When it comes to bringing electricity to the developing world, small is beautiful.
A high-profile war crimes trial points out the dangerous divide between America and its allies on the ground in Afghanistan.
Obtained by Reuters and curated by Andrew MacGregor Marshall.