Regions / Asia & Pacific
Burma's constitution awards a quarter of its parliament to the military. But that's not Aung San Suu Kyi's biggest problem by a long shot.
I'm collecting soil samples from every country in the world. Call it an effort to find common ground (literally).
Thousands of Eritreans are marooned in this desolate corner of the Horn of Africa.
Growing up Nepali in America, I bridged my cultural divide with progressive activism. Then the earthquake hit.
Until recently, Korean Americans were all but written out of the U.S. history of the Korean War. A rising group of artists, oral historians, and community members is writing them back in.
Let's say the U.S. actually curbed its military adventurism, reeled in the Pentagon budget, and closed its global network of bases. Then what?
Economists from rich countries increasingly agree: Sustainable development and reducing inequality matter more than economic growth.
Gross National Happiness, which had its origins in Bhutan, has caught on with political scientists.
The tide may be turning against the Obama administration's enormous, corporate-friendly investment pact. Is it too politically toxic for an election year?
What if world leaders, starting with the U.S., took seriously Pope Francis' call to treat global crises as moral issues?