Security will be bolstered throughout the region ahead of future attacks.
NATO's drawdown of forces in Afghanistan coincides with the stepping down of President Hamid Karzai.
Gradual increases in crop yields will likely meet growing food demand.
The assistance provides relief for many people affected by the crisis, but it may not be sustainable.
This map shows the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups and Amphibious Ready Groups.
The riots are symptomatic of increased immigration and rising youth unemployment.
Russia wants to boost security to stem the flow of militants and drugs into Central Asia.
A mining sector reform could raise revenue for the state and help poor regions, but timing is key.
The declining political representation of ethnic Chinese may pose a long-term threat to Malaysia's stability.
"You have American gangsters working with Mexican gangsters hand in glove there," said Scott Stewart, a lead analyst at US-based intelligence consultancy Stratfor.
"The new editor, who uses the nom de guerre Yahya Ibrahim, has worked with Khan since the first edition of the magazine," explains Scott Stewart, a former special agent with the US State Department and the vice president at Stratfor.
On today's "Reganomix," Stratfor Intelligence's Kamran Bokhari and Brookings Institute's Michael O'Hanlon discuss the Syrian conflict with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart."