Regions / Asia & Pacific
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.
A pipeline connecting Iran, Pakistan, and India is upsetting U.S. plans to push Iran into a corner.
Dogs are the latest casualty in the food crisis.
Hint: Its not religious extremists.
What's the relationship between the beef crisis in South Korea, the humanitarian crisis in North Korea, and the global food crisis?