When Credibility Becomes An Issue (Cover Story)

As the 2004 campaign kicks up, the Administration finds its word questioned on several fronts. TIME looks at Bush's predicament— and his counterattack


Asia Enters the Fray (Rebuilding Iraq | On the Ground)

Despite noisy opposition at home and plenty of peril on the ground, Asia is deploying soldiers and civilians to help rebuild Iraq. Is it worth the risks to clean up America's mess?

Life in the Danger Zone (Rebuilding Iraq | On the Ground)

Toughened by hardships they've endured back home, the Philippine troops are not fazed by Iraq

Japan in Iraq (Rebuilding Iraq | On the Ground)

An interview with Japan peacekeeping forces commander Colonel Masahisa Sato

Asia's Presence (Rebuilding Iraq | On the Ground)

Five Asian countries are helping to rebuild Iraq. The numbers are low but the political stakes are high


Milestones (Notebook)

Historical novelist M.M. Kaye dies

Verbatim (Notebook)

Quotes of the Week

Letters (Notebook)

How Your Love Life Keeps You Healthy


Nuclear Reaction (Viewpoint)

The proliferation scandal must not be allowed to derail Pakistan's progress


10,000 Steps (TIME Global Adviser | Your Health)

How far do you really need to walk every day?

Gulmarg Mountain High (TIME Global Adviser | TIME Traveler)

Where to go for some seriously off-piste skiing

Cashmere on the Cheap (TIME Global Adviser | Style Watch)

As discounted textiles from Asia flood the world's markets, discerning good from bad has become a challenge. Here's how to get your money's worth

Put Your Feet Up (TIME Global Adviser | Cost-Of-Living-It-Up Index)

Here's what it costs to slip into bespoke shoes by some of the world's best cobblers

Tech Watch (TIME Global Adviser)

Tasty Little Apple

A Retro Style Rides High (TIME Global Adviser | Style Watch)

Belly buttons beware: high-waisted trousers are making a comeback