Regions / Asia & Pacific
Alongside rising protests from farmers and workers, China now confronts a middle class anxious about a slowdown in growth and burned by the stock market bust. It’s a volatile brew.
First promised over a half a century ago, Nepal's new constitution is surprisingly progressive. But it's led to tensions with neighboring India and with underrepresented ethnic groups.
With its pacifist constitution (literally) beaten down into irrelevance, Japan is in the throes of an identity crisis.
Despite risks to domestic politics and local administration, Germany is opening its gates to vast numbers of refugees.
Time to cull the herd: America's sprawling global footprint encourages military confrontation, makes host countries into targets, and costs taxpayers a fortune.
When it comes to what should be a fundamental goal of foreign policy — world peace — the elites aren't even trying.
Were it not for Republicans, developments to mitigate global warming would be cause for celebration.
The impulse to "boldly go" has gotten humanity into a mess of trouble.
In the Philippines, the grandson of a despised collaborator has endorsed the remilitarization of his country's former occupiers — by the grandson of a war criminal, no less.
The world's two major powers lost a decade that could have been spent hashing out responses to climate change, the arms trade, and the global recession.