As Pakistan reels from both the global financial crisis and the Taliban-led insurgency, many young Pakistanis are looking for a brighter future abroad. Worldfocus contributing blogger Faisal Kapadia in Karachi describes the bleak mindset of Pakistan's next generation.
Karen Zusman recently returned from Malaysia, where she reported on the plight of Burmese refugees. In this audio interview, she speaks with one of the refugees about recent developments.
Some in India are mourning the passing of Savita Bhabhi, a curvaceous and promiscuous cartoon porn star whose sexual adventures were recently banned by the country's Ministry of Telecommunications. Worldfocus blogger Ben Piven describes how India's people and press have reacted to the ban.
Dan Rather of "Dan Rather Reports" and Ian Bremmer of Eurasia Group discuss the week's top stories: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's trip to Asia, the escalating war in Afghanistan and Vice President Joe Biden's trip to Ukraine and Georgia.
The Obama administration has been in overdrive building America's pivotal power relationships with China, Russia and now India, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian. But it's one thing to build these relationships -- and it is another for them to work.
The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century occured on Wednesday morning in Asia, with millions watching. There were different reactions to the phenomenon across Asia, from tourists in India to religious rituals in Thailand.
On a visit to India, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touted the prospects for strengthening U.S.-India relations. The two countries struck a deal on nuclear power reactors, but India once again resisted American efforts to limit carbon emissions. Amit Pandya of the The Stimson Center discusses the state of U.S.-Indian relations.
One of the biggest challenges in fighting malaria, which kills more than one million people each year, is drug resistance. In Cambodia, health officials are seeing new evidence of resistance as they try to treat the most deadly kind of malaria.
A vibrant and enterprising community of Tibetans lives in Ladakh, the easternmost area of the contested state of Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of essentially stateless Tibetans have migrated westward to Ladakh since Chinese forces conquered Tibet in 1959.
Karen Zusman, an independent journalist, writes about one family caught up in the human trafficking of Burmese refugees on the Thai-Malaysian border.