Regions / Asia & Pacific
As the human rights situation in the Philippines has deteriorated, U.S. military aid has ramped up.
Samuel Huntington wrote: “In the emerging world of ethnic conflict and civilizational clash, Western belief in the universality of the Western culture suffers three problems: it is false; it is immoral; and it is dangerous.”
Climate change is literally melting down the list of available host venues for the Winter Olympics.
Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s chauvinistic surge has inflicted unmistakable damage on its national brand image.
Policymakers have long predicted that North Korea will go the way of East German Communism. Not so fast.
The shift from a permanent war footing to permanent diplomacy has significant promise for prosperity as well as peace.
Clashes of colors — red shirts vs. yellow shirts in Thailand, a faded orange revolution in Ukraine — have many people reaching for the rainbow in response.
As the economies of Southeast Asia integrate, Thailand's social divide is as stark as ever.
When the losing party in an election resorts to extra-legal measures, democracy is threatened and secession may follow.
The lumbering aircraft carrier known as the United States should be executing a pivot that lives up to its name: a shift from the martial to the pacific.