Regions / Asia & Pacific
"Soft power" doesn't work when it's a fig leaf for military dominance.
The coverage of the Damini case has sparked a lively debate about how the Western media portrays rape culture abroad.
Its capabilities are limited, but so is its mission.
The Pacific is no one's "lake," but an ocean vast enough for all.
Rape may have reached its tipping point in India with the brutality of a recent incident.
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.