Regions / Asia & Pacific
“Countdown” by Alan Weisman: required reading for earthlings.
Before we get cynical about 2014, let's recount the good news from 2013: declining U.S. militarism, a resurgence of diplomacy, and a more forceful global discussion about inequality.
While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the U.S. government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Wal-Mart and the Gap.
2013 had its fair share of bad news, but it was also a year of extraordinary activism.
Our top pieces from 2013 touch on nearly corner of the world.
Pakistan has contracted with China to build two nuclear reactors ― except they’re untested.
No one performs Shakespeare in the theaters of Pyongyang. Instead, he is enacted in the corridors of power.
Parents and students in Japan's "North Korean" schools struggle to maintain their identity in an increasingly hostile environment.
Developed countries are still using the WTO to squeeze small farmers in the developing world--and developing world governments are going along with the charade.
Integrating women into environmental decision-making is critical to addressing the issues arising from climate change.