Regions / Asia & Pacific
In the "fast-fast" political culture of South Korea, some leaders are patiently—and effectively—making strides for democracy, clean energy, and maybe even peace.
A cooperative approach to the environmental damage done by overfishing could change the tenor of North-South relations in Korea.
In calling out corporations for profiting off child labor, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi recognized that you can't have peace without justice.
South Korean activists are using balloons to send political and religious propaganda across the DMZ. They're also endangering Koreans on both sides of the border.
The murder of a transgender woman in the Philippines reveals both the transphobia of the U.S. Marine Corps and the dangers of U.S. military presence in the region.
Hypersonic weapons may sound less destructive than nuclear weapons, but they’re just another arms race.
Despite intense crackdowns, activists on the Japanese island of Okinawa continue to resist the construction of new U.S. military bases.
Hong Kong's Occupiers have been peaceful and their demands reasonable, but China's leaders see bogeymen around every corner.
Hong Kong's "Occupy Central" movement is neither revolutionary nor subversive: It's a basic demand for a more responsive and accountable government.
China is experimenting with "soft power" approaches to its restive minority populations, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.