Regions / Asia & Pacific
The BRICS were well poised to rival the West's control of the global economy. But while they grapple with economic slowdowns and rising social tensions, other blocs of developing economies are rising to the fore.
People from Seattle to Fiji are filing lawsuits over global warming — and they just might have a case.
North Korea’s continued existence depends on expanding freedom and the economy while contracting its nuclear weapons program.
There are more refugees adrift in the world today than ever before. If they formed a country, it would be the 24th most populous on the planet.
From declining worker protections to violent labor trafficking and ethnic cleansing, the dark underbelly of Southeast Asia's "tiger economies" is on full display this year.
The G7 says they want to wean the world off climate-changing fuels. But not till 2100.
Francis recognizes that there's no way to stop climate change without confronting the way the world does business. That's huge.
U.S. efforts to construct an "armed peace" in the Asia-Pacific are only encouraging a cycle of escalation.
An unusual poll reveals what North Koreans are thinking about reunification.
Hardliners want to use North Korea as a hammer to destroy the nuclear agreement with Iran. They'd better start looking for a more effective instrument.