Regions / Asia & Pacific
Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat is one of many reminders that the modern economy has not transcended the realities of undercompensated manual toil.
The U.S. needs to come up with a new and different Pacific pivot that places peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula at the top of the list of priorities.
North Korea has announced that it's withdrawing its workforce 53,000 workers from the Kaesong Industrial Complex, jointly held with South Korean.
Emphasis, as always, added.
What if the North Koreans grew desperate enough to attempt to conquer only the portions of South Korea closest to them -- which are also the most valuable?
What the North Korean leadership is hoping to achieve by its belligerence is anyone's guess, but the aggressive U.S. response has only escalated tensions.
In part, the Vietnam War was perceived as a message that the U.S. would not be intimidated by a Chinese nuclear-weapons program.
Cognitive dissonance aside, Buddhists -- including monks -- take up arms against Muslims in Burma while the government stands by.
An organization intended, in part, to assess coastal protection and geo-hazards seems, instead, to be working on behalf of Lockheed Martin.
In some corners of Africa, the seams of the tight Africa-China relationship are becoming stretched.