Why Indonesia Matters (Cover Story)

The world's most populous Muslim nation is in the throes of a religious revolution. What does the future hold for Indonesia?

Malaysia at a Crossroads (Cover Story)

The culturally diverse nation is struggling to strike a balance between its secular constitution and its Muslim majority



6,000 Years of Red Hot Chili Peppers (Notebook)

New research shows people were cooking with chilis over six thousand years ago. Here's how the ancient variety stacks up against today's hottest peppers

India-Pakistan Peace Stays on Track (Notebook)

The deadly attack on an India-Pakistan train won?t jeopardize peace between the two nations. But it doesn't seem to be speeding things up, either


David Hicks Under Fire (Notebook)

Rory Callinan uncovers a statement made—then retracted—by a British former inmate at Guantanamo Bay. Describing David Hicks as "Al-Qaeda's Golden Boy," it paints a damning portrait of the Australian terror suspect


A Talent Celestial (Profile)

From suburban Perth to the Metropolitan Opera, soprano Rachelle Durkin is soaring