Regions / Asia & Pacific
Planners have to consider how to make the Loya Jirga fair and accessible to the country's largely illiterate population, and keep it from becoming a platform for tribal, political, and ethnic violence.
Bush administration officials argue that the Indonesian army has reformed since the bad old days of two years ago and needs our help in its struggle against terrorism. They are wrong.
Why, all of a sudden, is India acting so belligerently and risking disaster?
The United States' actions speak louder than words for Indian and Pakistani leaders.
Chávez assumed the presidency of Venezuela in 1998 at the head of what he called a Bolivarian Revolution.
There is reason to believe nuclear capability may make the chances of war worse in South Asia.
Washington representative of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development, a nonprofit organization advocating for normal economic, cultural, educational, and diplomatic relations with Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
The United States has treated the region primarily as a convenient staging base for its Afghan campaign, and all regimes have felt confident enough to use the threat of Islamic fundamentalism and al Qaeda to continue in their old ways.
As small Central Asian countries have struck military alliances with the United States, their leaders have asserted their own power more aggressively.
In a reversal of the oppressive Taliban era, educated Afghan women are using the elections to the upcoming Loya Jirga, or grand tribal council, to press for their civil rights.