Afghan Security Overhaul Falters, With Tough Fighting Ahead

KABUL, Afghanistan — Last year, the American military spent more than $100 million to rebuild the Afghan Army’s 215th Corps, which is battling resurgent Taliban militants in the southern...

Bargain Hunters Turn to Emerging Market Stocks

Bargain hunters have begun to pay close attention to emerging market stocks. They are a little late to the game. After all, momentum-driven investors have already noticed that shares of...

Trump’s Unpredictability on Trade and North Korea Opens a Door for China

TOKYO — Under normal circumstances, just one of the announcements that came out of the White House on Thursday would have unnerved American allies in Asia. But in a single...

In Its Third Month, India’s Cash Shortage Begins to Bite

NEW DELHI — First, Yashpal Singh Rathore’s marriage was delayed by his future in-laws, who, like most Indians, ran short of cash after Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned the...

Radioactive Boars in Fukushima Thwart Residents’ Plans to Return Home

They descend on towns and villages, plundering crops and rampaging through homes. They occasionally attack humans. But perhaps most dangerous of all, the marauders carry with them highly radioactive...

A Beijing Bookstore Where George Washington Is on the Shelves

BEIJING — After the brutal suppression of China’s 1989 democracy movement, Liu Suli, a student leader who had narrowly escaped being gunned down near Tiananmen Square, recalled a boyhood...

Embracing China, Facebook and Himself, Cambodia’s Ruler Digs In

STUNG TRANG, Cambodia — As the sun rose over the murk of the Mekong River, the man who has ruled Cambodia for more than three decades, Prime Minister Hun...

As E.U. and Japan Strengthen Trade Ties, U.S. Risks Losing Its Voice

LONDON — In the master plan advanced by President Trump, an unabashedly aggressive United States is supposed to reclaim its rightful perch as the center of the commercial universe,...

Trump’s Mixed Messages Fail to Reassure Asian Allies

MANILA — President Trump vowed this week to reclaim America’s role as a Pacific power. But as he wrapped up a marathon tour of Asia on Tuesday, Mr. Trump’s...

New Zealand Party Is Faulted After Sex-Assault Claims at Youth Camp

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The governing Labour Party of New Zealand is under fire over revelations that it did not tell the police or parents that four teenagers had...