Developing and stabilizing a war-torn nation is about more than just military operations.
From Vietnam to Afghanistan, 12-month deployments and institutional norms have made long-term planning more difficult.
The Kyrgyz leader does not seem terribly interested in being Russia's proxy in Central Asia.
Twice as many civilians die in Mexico's conflict, a reminder that we still haven't established a standard for who merits outside assistance and when.
A new terrorist group threatens to destabilize a U.S. military installation in the central Asian republic.
The country's ascent to the World Trade Organization is an opportunity to help U.S. businesses and continue ramping down tensions still leftover from the Cold War.
Welcome to Zomia, the little-governed and misunderstood stretch from Afghanistan to Vietnam.
Even if toppling Qaddafi made sense on its own terms, the Western campaign will make it far harder to do any good for Syria.
Why we should start thinking more about politics, and less about killing bad guys
It's easy and maybe right to decry their use, but drones are just a tool in larger effort.
For all the fears of Chinese expansionism westward, the rising power doesn't actually seem to be doing all that much
The only real question: By what margin will tyrant Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov rig the vote?
Officials often portray the global expansion of deadly drone strikes as an unequivocal success. But are we really accounting for all the consequences?
Why are outside analysts so ready to see a nascent Kazakh uprising that isn't really there?
The U.S. has been increasingly active in these former Soviet satellites, but Russian influence is still a major force
A look at the actual pitch the British lobbying firm sent to the BIJ reporters disguised as Uzbek agents
A high-powered U.K. lobbying firm was caught pitching its services to the government of Uzbekistan. Unfortunately, that's just the tip of the iceberg.
With a new President, the Central Asian country can claim the first peaceful transition of power in the region. But where does it go from here?
Pakistan has announced its intention to boycott next month's Bonn II conference on the Afghan War. Can a conference about the future of Afghanistan survive the absence of its most important neighbor?
The international community is great for disaster relief, but it struggles with creating healthy business environments. What's the secret to generating entrepreneurship?