Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Despite the fevered minds of right-wing Russians and Americans, a Chinese military invasion of Siberia is not in the works.
The U.S. military and NATO are finding it harder and harder to sell a particular assault as the key to victory.
No amount of expensive innovation in arms can provide for a sustainable counterinsurgency operation.
Desperate to secure supply routes to Afghanistan, the United States has been spending at least six times more on military aid for the mostly authoritarian states of Central Asia than on efforts to promote political liberalisation and human rights in the region.
By occupying Afghanistan, the United States hurts itself in almost as many ways as it does Afghanistan.
India and Pakistan's dangerous dance requires careful choreography.
Grandiosity plus ineptitude equals a senseless death.
The hearts and minds of Pakistan have spoken. But they can't be heard above the white noise of war.
6,500 halted vehicles an indication of the power of veto Pakistan has over the war in Afghanistan.
Sometimes it's the little things in the big stories that catch your eye.