Topic: South Asia
In this special section, we look at the year’s biggest stories, and seven staff correspondents reflect on events in hot spots from Latin America to the Libyan front.
12/31/2011 12:24 pm
The Stuxnet worm and other covert measures appear designed to slow Iran's progress toward a nuclear bomb. But US 'miscalculations' could raise the likelihood of a costly showdown, some experts warn.
12/28/2011 12:45 pm
Canada's ban follows those of France, Tunisia, Turkey, and Syria, and is meant to ensure that those taking the oath of citizenship are actually reciting the oath.
12/13/2011 01:23 pm
Obama's 'constructive engagement' policy gets a test as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Burma (Myanmar). Some critics say US is offering too much for too little progress, especially on human rights.
11/30/2011 08:32 am
Pakistan's major cities have seen no large Taliban attacks since May, and civilian casualties are at a four-year low. Some credit better policing and coordination with intelligence agencies.
11/23/2011 12:43 pm
In a sign of better ties between the nuclear-armed rivals, Pakistan granted India 'most favored nation' status.
11/02/2011 03:08 pm
A combination of police crackdowns and bad weather are testing the young Occupy movement. But rumors of its demise are premature, to say the least.
11/01/2011 11:00 am
But despite US belief that Pakistan is not doing enough about the Haqqani network threatening Afghanistan, Islamabad worries that acting against the militant group will weaken Pakistan.
10/21/2011 11:16 am
The death of Qaddafi isn't just a victory for Libya. It validates Obama's and NATO's intervention – as opposed to the bitter ventures in Iraq and Afghanistan. The international community must now continue to support Libya as it builds an inclusive democracy and rebuilds its economy.
10/21/2011 10:11 am
The promoter of China's 'peaceful rise' argues that China needs a new approach in its relations with the United States and Europe. Beijing should build on common interests, such as investment in each other's countries, stability in global hot spots, and climate change.
10/07/2011 05:46 pm