A veteran observer of the Afghan Taliban argues that they're moderating their outlook ahead of likely ceasefire negotiations with the United States.
A view of the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir on January 21, 2012. (Colin Tsoi/Flickr)
"The world will be watching to see if the shift toward democracy in Myanmar is real," writes Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio.
Haunting, evocative imagery from Japan's disaster area provides a context for the Emperor's address to the nation one year after the tsunami struck.
Tyler Palma, a Tokyo-based photographer, captures a range of scenes from Uzbekistan, from a historic Samarkand monument to ordinary village life.
President Obama's decision to put up a Korean-born health and development expert for the World Bank chief job could help quell critics arguing against another U.S. politician or financier in the post.
Tired of negative media portrayals of his native Pakistan, Moin Khan decided to redefine his country's image through a 25,000-mile motorcycle ride across three continents.
Two young men taking their boat out on the sea in Lombok Barat, West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia on January 4, 2012. (Jeevs Sinclair/Flickr)
Maura Cunningham writes that French "elegantly recreates the world of Old Peking" as he tries to make sense of the bizarre unsolved murder of a 19-year-old British girl in 1937 Beijing.
A monk sorting prints in Labrang Monastery in Gansu province of Tibet on June 26, 2011. (Kevin Schoenmakers/Flickr)
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