Regions / Asia & Pacific
The latest rocket launch creates an illusion for the people of North Korea that they live, if not in paradise, then at least in a country that holds its own.
Pakistan's perceived need for nuclear weapons may be vastly overstated.
The U.S. has led a diplomatic push against Sri Lanka's government, but that hasn't stopped it from cultivating a military alliance with the troubled state.
North Korea will not consider relinquishing its nuclear program without fundamental changes to the security dynamic in the region.
Indonesia's Shi'a minority is under heavy attack by Saudi-funded Wahhabists.
Burma -- from its president to its Nobel laureate -- has failed to address Buddhist violence in its Rakhine state against Muslim Rohingyas.
Just because the cliche that Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires is repeated ad nauseam doesn't mean it's not true.
Extremist Islamist militants also sow confusion about the intentions of the Pakistani state and military.
The U.S. government has decided to lift the economic and diplomatic pressure that made reform in Burma possible.
A Southeast Asian radical looks back on China's transformation.