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Kyrgyzstan Votes

Kyrgyz women cast their votes at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in the village of Koy-Tash, some 15kms from Bishkek, on October 10, 2010. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

An orderly election in this Central Asian republic offers cause for measured optimism, says Philip Shishkin.

Photo of the Day: Guarding History in Afghanistan

Multimedia

A guard stands at the Qadamghah Shrine October 7, 2010 of Kabul's Saghi District, Afghanistan.

The Afghan War: Nine Years On

Newly arrived U.S. Marines get a tour of outposts in their area of operation above Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge on October 6, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Policy

The Afghan War has gone on for nine years, with little to show for the effort.

A Literary Look at Pakistan

<i>Granta</i>'s Autumn 2010 cover features specially commissioned artwork by the Karachi-based truck artist Islam Gull.
Arts

Granta magazine's special Pakistan issue goes beyond the usual headlines about terrorism and natural disaster.

India and Pakistan in Diplomatic Spat... Again

A cricket fan passes Pakistani and Indian flags in Lahore, Pakistan. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Policy

India's Minister of External Affairs Shri S.M. Krishna visited Asia Society today to talk about India's strategic challenges and its future.

US-Trained Pakistani Neuroscientist Jailed for 86 Years

This September 23, 2010 courtroom drawing shows Pakistani scientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui (C) with Judge Richard Berman (L), US Assistant Attorney Christopher LaVigne (2ndL) and Attorney Linda Moreno (R) in New York. A US federal court Thursday sentenced Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years in prison for attempted murder of US officers in Afghanistan. (Shirley Shepard/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy US-trained Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui has been sentenced to 86 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of attempted murder by the federal court in New York today

Corruption in Afghan Elections Continues

Workers unload ballot boxes at the Independent Election Commission warehouse September 20, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Voter turnout was light in many parts of the country with at least 12 people killed, some polling stations attacked and some never opened. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has canceled a trip to the UN General Assembly in New York in order to monitor the outcome of parliamentary polls at home.

Photo of the Day: Laughter Amid the Ruins

Young Afghan boys run on a hill-top past ruins in the old city of Kabul on September 16, 2010.
Lifestyle

Young Afghan boys run on a hill-top past ruins in the old city of Kabul on September 16, 2010.

Afghanistan Set for Elections

  	 Afghan municipality workers clear garbage in front of parliamentary election campaign billboards of various candidates in Kabul on September 6, 2010. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy With upcoming parliamentary elections set for Saturday, September 18, Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl is doubtful the vote will stop conditions from deteriorating in the country.

Discuss: Is Obama Steering the Country in the Right Direction?

<i>The Obama Syndrome</i> by Tariq Ali.
Policy Is Obama is steering the country in the right direction at home and abroad?