Hearts for sale along a road in Islamabad, Pakistan.
An Afghan refugee boy points his toy gun at the photographer while playing with other boys in a neighborhood of Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Does talking really get results? Need to Know takes a look at the state of President Obama’s foreign policy strategy with former diplomat Frank Wisner, a friend of late Richard Holbrooke.
The Obama administration’s review is clear about the preferred outcomes; what’s missing is any sense of how to achieve them, writes Joshua Foust.
In Afghanistan and Pakistan, militants are killed or arrested in groups of 30 with bizarre frequency. Joshua Foust suspects it’s just shorthand for “we think we got a few bad guys.”
In Pakistan’s Swat valley, the aftermath of a violent Taliban invasion and army counter-offensive was interrupted by even more destructive devastation from this summer’s massive floods. Tomas van Houtryve’s haunting video and photo slideshow documents the valley’s efforts to find refuge while still stockpiling weaponry and ammunition.
Members of China’s Muslim Uighur minority have clashed, sometimes violently, with the authorities, and Beijing has used the threat of terror to crackdown on them.