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
Burmese Migrant Workers in Thailand
Southeast Asia
Burmese Migrant Workers in Thailand
Life can be very hard for the Burmese who come to Thailand in search of work.
Burmese Migrant Workers in Thailand
Did SARS Prepare East Asia for Ebola?
East Asia
Did SARS Prepare East Asia for Ebola?
The WHO says East Asia is more prepared for Ebola than any other region. Still, it must keep its guard up.
Did SARS Prepare East Asia for Ebola?
Mongolia: Nomads in Transition
Central Asia
Mongolia: Nomads in Transition
New technology is helping to keep a traditional lifestyle alive on the Mongolian steppes.
Mongolia: Nomads in Transition
In Pakistan, 'Blasphemers' Like Me Receive Militant ‘Justice’
South Asia
In Pakistan, 'Blasphemers' Like Me Receive Militant ‘Justice’
Like so many others, I was recently targeted in a cold-blooded assassination for speaking out against extremism.
In Pakistan, 'Blasphemers' Like Me Receive Militant ‘Justice’
India’s Impressive Space Program
South Asia
India’s Impressive Space Program
The recent Mars orbit caps an impressive track record for the country’s space agency.
India’s Impressive Space Program
Thailand: Murder in the Land of Smiles
Southeast Asia
Thailand: Murder in the Land of Smiles
The country’s tourism sector is taking a hit following a high-profile murder case and a bungled police response.
Thailand: Murder in the Land of Smiles
Afghanistan’s Re-Emerging Baloch
Central Asia
Afghanistan’s Re-Emerging Baloch
The war-torn country is witnessing the unprecedented revival of a long-neglected community.
Afghanistan’s Re-Emerging Baloch
The Dalai Lama and the Politics of Reincarnation
East Asia
The Dalai Lama and the Politics of Reincarnation
The Dalai Lama suggests he’ll be the last of his line, and in doing so challenges Chinese imperialism.
The Dalai Lama and the Politics of Reincarnation
Shangri-La: Consuming Paradise
September 18, 2014
Shangri-La: Consuming Paradise
A former logging town in Tibet, now a tourist trap, is a world away from its fictional inspiration.
Shangri-La: Consuming Paradise
Indonesia’s Ancient Pasola Festival
Southeast Asia
Indonesia’s Ancient Pasola Festival
In Indonesia's remote east, the harvest festival can be a bloody affair.
Indonesia’s Ancient Pasola Festival
Kim Jong-un’s North Korea
East Asia
Kim Jong-un’s North Korea
Life under the youthful leader has been marked by only modest change.
Kim Jong-un’s North Korea
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