Regions / Asia & Pacific
Development Muzak plays again in Singapore at annual meetings.
What's going on in Thailand, briefly.
The recent coup in Thailand marks the downfall of democracy in Thailand. Will it also signal a retreat from democracy worldwide?
Violent clashes have destroyed a four-year ceasefire in Sri Lanka. Heres one place where the United States (and the UN) could make a difference before its too late.
Prodded in part by the Bush administration, the UN withdrew from East Timor too early. After several months of violence convulsed the island nation, the UN and the United States now have a second chance to get it right.
Even though North Korea's long-range missile turned out to be a dud, Pyongyang has nevertheless achieved its aim by getting the world's attention.
Pakistan has been a key U.S. ally on counter-terrorism. But it looks like Musharaff may no longer be our man in Pakistan.
Has the Koizumi administration abandoned neutrality, historic pacifism, and common sense in its pursuit of oil and a stronger alliance with the United States?
Is it time to retire the Great Game to the pages of history and literature and bring the troops home?
China's growing economic power and global presence coincide with severe economic and social challenges at home.