The average Indian earns less than the average Chinese. But it's in New Delhi—not Beijing—where you can call the prime minister an idiot without worrying about a knock on the door.
The Pakistani military launched its long-overdue offensive against militants in North Waziristan on June 15 with much fanfare. Whether Pakistan has learned from the lessons of its previous military operations and is prepared to do what's necessary to make its gains in North Waziristan permanent, remains to be seen.
Can India get back on economic track? Not if the new government of Narendra Modi will not take on the nation’s labyrinthine and archaic labor laws that have been strangling the Indian market, stifling job creation, and suppressing manufacturing.
Afghanistan's presidential election must be decided according to Afghan law by the established electoral bodies and without more mobilization of street pressures. Any other outcome will hurt all of the Afghan people and seriously damage U.S. and international interests in South Asia.