Regions / Asia & Pacific
Nuclear proliferation can at best only be slowed down through a process of sanctions and double standards. The use of force shall serve to make other states believe that if only they had the bomb they would be safe. This way leads to catastrophe. The alternative, non-proliferation by cooperation and consent, cannot succeed as long as the United States is insistent on retaining and improving its nuclear arsenal and allowing its allies to have these weapons.
It is customary early in the New Year to recommend good books to read. And the "Tao Te Ching" should be at the top of President Bush's list. Careening from crisis to crisis with approval ratings drooping, the president should consider the opening lines of chapter 80. "If a country is governed wisely, its inhabitants will be content."
A comprehensive look at the issues at stake in the London Conference.
Conference in London shapes Afghanistan's future through crafting of new compact.
Challenges of building democracy in Cambodia.
The tiny country of Nepal is at a major crossroads: one path leads to a monarchy and a society continually plagued by internal strife while another offers the possibility of peace and a modern day democracy.
A way forward for human rights in North Korea.
The challenge to liberal Islam in Malaysia.
Afghanistan's trajectory after the parliamentary elections.
Dictators and Double Standards.