Regions / Asia & Pacific
Like Singapore’s recently deceased Lee Kuan Yew and China’s Deng Xiaoping, Vladimir Putin is establishing a political succession that ensures continuity for his brand of authoritarianism.
Natural resource scarcity poses a far broader challenge to prosperity and national security than traditional military threats.
One day not so very long from now our children may think of the T. rex and the tiger as co-occupants of a single Lost World
American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.
It turns out that that a large-scale conflict in the Asia-Pacific is much more difficult to imagine than China hawks like to pretend.
The path to a more equal world is steep, but the signposts are clearly marked.
Recent technological advances in detection may rob submarines of their stealth.
America's top ally in East Asia is bulking up its military, picking fights with its neighbors, and showing a blithe disregard for democracy.
The new BRICS bank could rival the IMF or fall flat on its face. Either way, it's a sign of shifting global power and influence.
Some claim Western colonization constituted a kind of golden age for once colonial countries.