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Friends with Pervez?

His return to power is far from assured, but one thing the former president may have going for him are his friends...on Facebook. more
A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard in front of burning NATO supplies oil tankers following a gunmen attack in Quetta on October 6, 2010. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

A Dangerous Disconnect in US-Pakistan Relations

Suspicion and mistrust on both sides. more
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)

Kyrgyzstan Votes

An orderly election in this Central Asian republic offers cause for measured optimism, says Philip Shishkin. more
Asia 21 Philippines Fellows give their evaluation on PNoy
PNoy & Pinoy: A Year After, a pre-SONA forum
Protesters from Hong Kong's Democratic Party and China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group demonstrate for the release of jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobao (pictured C) outside the China liaison offices in Hong Kong on October 11, 2010. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)

Beijing Reacts to Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo

Nobel Prize award to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo a "very bitter pill to swallow" for Beijing. more
In Houston on Oct. 7, China expert Harry Harding told the audience that the US and China are neither friends nor foes but a little of both. (Jeff Fantich Photography)

The Meaning of "Frenemies"

Harry Harding addresses U.S.-China relationship and limits of English language to describe the complicated alliance adequately. more
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)

The Afghan War: Nine Years On

The Afghan War has gone on for nine years, with little to show for the effort. more
An activist holds a portrait of Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong on May 13, 2010. (ANTONY DICKSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Nobel Watch: Chinese War Over Peace Prize?

Much to China's chagrin, jailed dissident writer Liu Xiaobo is considered a front-runner for the Nobel Peace Prize more
Exiled former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf addresses a press conference in London on October 1, 2010. Musharraf set out his plan to return to politics in his country with the launch of a new party to galvanise his support. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

Guess Who's Back?

The answer is Pervez Musharraf. And he's back with a bang, causing all sorts of mischief even before rejoining Pakistan's political arena. more
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (C) reviews a military parade during the 65th Indonesian military anniversary in Jakarta on October 5, 2010. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

Indonesia President 'feared' arrest in Netherlands

Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, despite praises for stabilizing his nation's budding democracy, now faces closer scrutiny and criticisms from Indonesia's former colonial masters, The Netherlands. more