Regions / Asia & Pacific
Prime Minister Gillard's call for the abolition of nuclear weapons had its origins in a powerhouse international 2008 commission.
A poet reaches out to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
John Dale's new book scrutinizes the battle between civil society activists, corporations, and states over U.S. foreign Policy toward Burma's military junta.
Nuclear security is at least as critical as nuclear safety.
India and China, two leading emerging economies in the world, are competing with each other, as well as Africa's traditional western trading partners, to build a stronger relationship with Africa.
In towns and cities all over Japan farewell gatherings were being held, as "returnees" to North Korea packed their bags and boarded trains that would take them to the port of Niigata where, after various formalities including a "confirmation of free will" by the International Committee of the Red Cross, they would board Russian ships for the voyage to Cheongjin in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The South Korean government is on the verge of bringing much-needed reform to what has been the world's largest child-export industry.
Beijing's recent crackdown on human rights has revealed the importance of a new group of activists.
Some in India would like to see it emulate the SEAL attack on bin Laden.
Money has been pouring into Timor-Leste, but it has not translated into meaningful development.