Regions / Asia & Pacific
Beijing is only too happy to offer an alternative to Western-dominated international finance. What's more surprising is that leading Western economies are signing up.
The shrimp at your supermarket might have been caught by men who live in cages.
Gloria Steinem will be leading a group of women from South Korea to North Korea. Why are critics taking aim at this important gesture?
The Iran nuclear deal could provide momentum for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East — and eventually a nuclear-free world.
Naypyidaw isn’t the first showcase city that a nation has built from scratch, but it may be the emptiest.
Some international NGOs promote universal norms and values while others advance the interests of governments. Is it possible to create space for one kind without the other?
According to a futurist, a nuclear-weapons accident would be “the most heavily-documented historical event yet.”
International aid and "statebuilding" exercises risk exacerbating ethnic conflicts in Myanmar. Here's a more realistic approach.
Like Singapore’s recently deceased Lee Kuan Yew and China’s Deng Xiaoping, Vladimir Putin is establishing a political succession that ensures continuity for his brand of authoritarianism.
Natural resource scarcity poses a far broader challenge to prosperity and national security than traditional military threats.