Regions / Asia & Pacific
South Korean activists are using balloons to send political and religious propaganda across the DMZ. They're also endangering Koreans on both sides of the border.
The murder of a transgender woman in the Philippines reveals both the transphobia of the U.S. Marine Corps and the dangers of U.S. military presence in the region.
Hypersonic weapons may sound less destructive than nuclear weapons, but they’re just another arms race.
Despite intense crackdowns, activists on the Japanese island of Okinawa continue to resist the construction of new U.S. military bases.
Hong Kong's Occupiers have been peaceful and their demands reasonable, but China's leaders see bogeymen around every corner.
Hong Kong's "Occupy Central" movement is neither revolutionary nor subversive: It's a basic demand for a more responsive and accountable government.
China is experimenting with "soft power" approaches to its restive minority populations, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.
A thousand poles are blooming as new international blocs like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS Development Bank emerge to challenge Western economic and military hegemony.
Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh enjoy little protection from their government, but they’re not alone.
With climate change upon us, it's time to bury the hatchet in one of the world's most volatile regions.