Regions / Asia & Pacific
Economists from rich countries increasingly agree: Sustainable development and reducing inequality matter more than economic growth.
Gross National Happiness, which had its origins in Bhutan, has caught on with political scientists.
The tide may be turning against the Obama administration's enormous, corporate-friendly investment pact. Is it too politically toxic for an election year?
What if world leaders, starting with the U.S., took seriously Pope Francis' call to treat global crises as moral issues?
Washington and Tokyo remain committed to growing the U.S. military footprint on the island of Okinawa — whether Okinawans like it or not.
The TPP doesn't just put jobs at risk. It rewrites the rules of business for big corporations — just ask Pope Francis.
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.