Regions / Asia & Pacific
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.
One day not so very long from now our children may think of the T. rex and the tiger as co-occupants of a single Lost World
American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.
It turns out that that a large-scale conflict in the Asia-Pacific is much more difficult to imagine than China hawks like to pretend.
The path to a more equal world is steep, but the signposts are clearly marked.