Regions / Asia & Pacific
Maoist guerrillas saving democracy from the clutches of a despot? Perhaps only in Nepal
China and the United States are sustaining the global economy. But as FPIF columnist Walden Bello points out, this linked relationship is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
Postcard From ... Singapore
Development Muzak plays again in Singapore at annual meetings.
What's going on in Thailand, briefly.
The recent coup in Thailand marks the downfall of democracy in Thailand. Will it also signal a retreat from democracy worldwide?
Violent clashes have destroyed a four-year ceasefire in Sri Lanka. Heres one place where the United States (and the UN) could make a difference before its too late.
Prodded in part by the Bush administration, the UN withdrew from East Timor too early. After several months of violence convulsed the island nation, the UN and the United States now have a second chance to get it right.
Even though North Korea's long-range missile turned out to be a dud, Pyongyang has nevertheless achieved its aim by getting the world's attention.
Pakistan has been a key U.S. ally on counter-terrorism. But it looks like Musharaff may no longer be our man in Pakistan.