Looking Down the Barrel

India and Pakistan rev up their militaries, raising fears of a new war between nuclear-armed enemies

The Way of the Fists

Gangsters are South Korean folk heroes — but a political scandal is turning off the public


Apple's New Core (digital)

Exclusive: how Steve Jobs made a sleek machine that could be the home-digital hub of the future


Begging to Differ

Ian Buruma challenges the myth that China's political rebels have ceased to matter

Why the West Wins

Chalk up the American and British victory in Afghanistan to the war ethos of the ancient Greeks