Insecurity increases as insurgents appear energised by imminent US withdrawal.
Beijing believes an epochal struggle for mastery is already underway.
China's aggression appears diplomatically inept, but provoking Western hostility can bring rewards.
As talks reach a crucial stage, Afghan and international politicians should not repeat the mistakes of the past.
Move to nationalise aviation firm interpreted as a sign Kyiv views Washington as a more useful strategic partner than Beijing.
Global Voices: Asia
New protocols introduced to reduce the number of caesareans may be putting lives at risk.
Independent, dissenting Azerbaijani voices have never been so ostracised.
Officials obscure systemic failings – aided by an uncritical media.