Regions / Asia & Pacific
Australian politicians are discovering the perils of treating their country like a U.S. military base.
Thanks in part to U.S. announcement of deployment of an ABM system in Japan, the smoldering between Japan and China could burst into open flames.
Pending legislation may make it possible for international adoption agencies to "baby scoop" children who aren't actually orphaned.
The Obama administration's military "pivot" to the Asia-Pacific region is opening up a new Cold War and trampling over the region's peoples.
Battlefield, or "tactical," nuclear weapons may be more of a threat than the larger "strategic" warheads.
South Korea's conservative government is building a naval base on top of a wealth of natural treasures -- and it's dead set on keeping environmentalists out of the discussion.
Elephant poaching may never end until affluent Chinese renounce their taste for ivory.
When it comes to foreign policy, significant transformation is as unlikely in Washington as it is in Pyongyang.
In the cargo-container communities of Japan's disaster areas, one finds echoes of post-Katrina New Orleans.
Researcher David Hawk explains how people escape North Korea -- and what happens to those who don't.