Regions / Asia & Pacific
The U.S. military's Kooni Firing Range in the South Korean village of Maehyang-ri was closed in 2005, following a concerted effort by anti-base activists. Kageyama Asako discusses the lessons from Maehyang-re in the context of the Futenma relocation debate that is at the heart of current US-Japan conflict.
The new marine protection area in the Indian Ocean seems like a great step forward. Until you look at it a little more carefully.
Bribery and sweetheart deals are a curse for democracy and civil society. But as columnist Walden Bello explains, corruption is not the principal cause of global poverty.
This powerful collection of essays describes the citizen diplomacy and peace movements that have been taking root in India and Pakistan.
Is the world's future resource map tilting east?
Mac McClelland, author of the new book 'For Us Surrender is Out of the Question,' talks about why the media is missing a major story in Burma.
The Obama administration is hearing, but not listening, when it comes to U.S. military bases.
For a country in which ultra-nationalism was for so long a problem, the weakness of nationalism in contemporary Japan is puzzling.
One of Thailand's major opposition activists reflects on the trial of the former prime minister and the country's color wars.
It might be the world's largest free trade area, writes columnist Walden Bello, but Southeast Asia is still getting a raw trade deal from China.