Regions / Asia & Pacific
It wasn't long before microlending was corrupted by usury.
Concern for its burgeoning elderly population may explain China's monetary policies better than competition with the West.
The "Okinawa problem" has emerged as a crucial bone of contention, not only between the US and Japanese governments but between the people of Okinawa and both governments.
Thailand extradites Viktor Bout to the United States.
China is more concerned with keeping its sea lanes open than with extending its navy's reach.
In its final report on the sinking of its naval vessel ROKS Cheonan, the South Korean government puts the blame squarely on North Korea. But many questions remain unanswered.
President Obama's rightward drift continues.
Give the lady a chance to find her sea legs.
Once again Burma's junta is thinking of releasing Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest.
The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security just turned 10 years old -- but few nations are helping it meet its goals of involving women in peacemaking and peacekeeping.