Regions / Asia & Pacific
Why would India jeopardize its relations with Iran while it is engaged in high stakes negotiations with Teheran over a $22 billion natural gas deal, and a $5 billion oil pipeline from Iran to India via Pakistan?
While Asia recovers from the tsunami, New Orleans is being pumped dry, and Pakistan mourns and rebuilds, we owe it to the victims of these tragedies to learn from past mistakes.
Despite frequent alarms about the supposed China threat, China is not an emerging superpower.
Washingtons policy ignores Tibets complex history, is driven by domestic politics, and is inherently contradictory.
After more than fifty years of conflict, the Korean Peninsula is poised for a dramatic breakthrough.
The G8 Summit in Okinawa, Japans southernmost prefecture, focuses world attention on the huge U.S. military presence in Northeast Asia.
Twenty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, the U.S. still treats Vietnam with a double standard; the July 2000 signing of a bilateral trade agreement is one step toward a balanced policy.
Ruled by a series of harsh military regimes since 1962, Burma serves as a test case for U.S. policy on several fronts: human rights; a growing worldwide heroin epidemic; the role of U.S. state and local governments in relation to international trade policy and practice; forced labor, international labor standards, and the new prominence of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in the era of globalization; and the role of multinational corporations in supporting dictatorships.
Termed the No Mercy War by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), it has caused at least 65,000 deaths, displaced up to one million people, resulted in severe human rights abuses, and slowed Sri Lankas once-promising development.
Indonesias military buildup and East Timor-style militia activities threaten to destabilize Papua and the region.