Regions / Asia & Pacific
Global warming is an example of an environmental issue that is perhaps not as obviously vital to national interests as terrorism, but which--like terrorism--has the potential to affect the entire world and not just the United States.
Conflict in the Phillippines between Muslim rebels and government
The detention by Indonesian police on July 20 of 15 human rights activists and six negotiators for the Free Aceh Movement (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka or GAM) could portend a polarization of the conflict between government and rebel forces at the height of the p
America is still looking mainly for military allies in Southeast Asia--as if the cold war never ended. This is the central message of a new report issued this month by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) on what the Bush administration should be doing
All sorts of proposals about a final settlement on Kashmir are being floated, but what is going to work?
Increasing repression by government forces is strengthening independence sentiment in Indonesia's easternmost province of West Papua, also known as Irian Jaya.
Cheng Li ,"China's Political Succession: Four Myths in the U.S."
The sharp differences about what exactly happened plagued the negotiations.
Excessive arms sales to Taiwan might jeopardize this favorable trend.
he major part of the ICG report compiles information from the past few years about the activities of militant groups--including, but not limited to, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), which has garnered perhaps the greatest publicity of all such gr