The Strange Tale of Yeonmi Park
East Asia
The Strange Tale of Yeonmi Park
A high-profile North Korean defector has harrowing stories to tell. But are they true?
The Strange Tale of Yeonmi Park
Saving Grameen Bank, Sustaining the Bangladesh Paradox
South Asia
Saving Grameen Bank, Sustaining the Bangladesh Paradox
Increasing state control over Grameen Bank will hardly serve the interests of Bangladesh.
Saving Grameen Bank, Sustaining the Bangladesh Paradox
Horse Riding, Tibetan Style
East Asia
Horse Riding, Tibetan Style
During the summer, the people of Kham showcase some impressive horsemanship.
Horse Riding, Tibetan Style
Good Art in Bad Times
East Asia
Good Art in Bad Times
The Hong Kong Occupy protests have inspired some fascinating art.
Good Art in Bad Times
Is 2014 the Start of an Asian Spring?
November 20, 2014
Is 2014 the Start of an Asian Spring?
2014 has been an historic year for protests in Asia, where until now political freedom has lagged economic growth.
Is 2014 the Start of an Asian Spring?
Could Indonesia Be an Internet Powerhouse?
Southeast Asia
Could Indonesia Be an Internet Powerhouse?
The potential is enormous, but a change in mindset will be needed.
Could Indonesia Be an Internet Powerhouse?
A Bitcoin Revolution in Southeast Asia?
Southeast Asia
A Bitcoin Revolution in Southeast Asia?
The region’s adoption of the cryptocurrency is nascent to say the least, but some backers see real potential.
A Bitcoin Revolution in Southeast Asia?
Agent Orange in Okinawa
East Asia
Agent Orange in Okinawa
Determined citizens are working to uncover “one of the best kept secrets of the Cold War era.”
Agent Orange in Okinawa
Mustang: The Last Lost Kingdom
South Asia
Mustang: The Last Lost Kingdom
A journey through an ancient kingdom on the edge of change.
Mustang: The Last Lost Kingdom
Sex Trafficking and China’s One Child Policy
East Asia
Sex Trafficking and China’s One Child Policy
Among the consequences of China's one child policy: a growing market for trafficked women.
Sex Trafficking and China’s One Child Policy
The Plight of Cambodia’s Khmer Krom Community
Southeast Asia
The Plight of Cambodia’s Khmer Krom Community
Ethnic Khmer from South Vietnam are seeking an apology and recognition, to little avail.
The Plight of Cambodia’s Khmer Krom Community
North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
East Asia
North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
Some skeptics are publicly doubting the horrific stories being told by North Korean defectors.
North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
Bhutan's Struggling Media
South Asia
Bhutan's Struggling Media
Despite high hopes, journalism in Bhutan has struggled during its democratic transition.
Bhutan's Struggling Media
Vietnam’s Tale of Two Cities
Southeast Asia
Vietnam’s Tale of Two Cities
Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi embody a larger struggle in Vietnam between traditional culture and modernity.
Vietnam’s Tale of Two Cities
Chinese Salafism and the Saudi Connection
East Asia
Chinese Salafism and the Saudi Connection
In China, the Hui Salafi sect, and its links with Saudi Arabia, have a long and complex history.
Chinese Salafism and the Saudi Connection
Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts
Oceania
Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts
Every year, dozens of men, women and children are brutally murdered on accusations of witchcraft or sorcery.
Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts
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