Deng Xiaoping probably would be concerned to see that Chinese population policies and practices as well as the engine of capitalism appears to be creating a Marxian nightmare of bourgeois and proletariat.
Sure, some trips are more fun than others, and some places' charms aren't evident at first glance. But I've never been anywhere that couldn't hold my attention or anywhere I would refuse to visit again.
The floods in Pakistan are sorely testing the government's capacity, and setbacks are likely in its efforts toward economic growth and development, fight against militancy, and the country's civil-military relations.
The deadly June crisis in southern Kyrgyzstan highlights the extreme fragility in Central Asia's inherently flawed post-independence nation-state structures. However, the five republics are being simultaneously courted by the U.S. military.