Regions / Asia & Pacific
Will the Bird's Nest and the massive construction projects undertaken for the summer Olympics in Beijing do more harm than good once the Olympic flame is extinguished?
A new mega-mall in Dhaka is symbolic of the flawed approach to solving Bangladesh's problems.
The food price crisis has made demand more acute and supplies even scarcer, but it hasn't really changed the underlying problems with food aid as a response to hunger.
There are some signs that the ever-globalized mass media is helping to portray sport-led political protest to a large audience, yet the effectiveness of the protests surrounding the 2008 Olympics in China will quickly fade away.
David Maraniss' latest book Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World demonstrates how Beijing 2008 is simply another chapter in the quest for separation between sports and state.
With the Olympic Games just around the corner, the prospects for democratization in China have never been more propitious.
A Malian timber scandal points to a positive side of China's controversial growing presence in Africa.
Sports are helping bridge the gap between the United States and North Korea.
China has bought into the extravaganza of commodification that is modern Olympism and, in so doing, the country's buy-in to consumer capitalism is almost complete.
No one seems to be listening to the Afghans. We should be.