There's been a surge of drug trafficking in the Golden Triangle. Thai police say Burma's political reforms may be indirectly resulting in increased trafficking in the border areas of Burma, Thailand and Laos.
A Chinese company is set to begin mining one of the world's largest undeveloped copper deposits. Afghanistan could potentially reap billions of dollars in revenue from the deal. But there's an ancient Buddhist monastery there.
As veterans return from Iraq and try to remake their lives, there are Iraqis coming along as well. Many Iraqis who worked for the United States in Iraq are choosing to move to the U.S. to start new lives.