North Korea’s Dangerous Escalation
Indian Meals and Mothers
In India, sit-down meals and women as cooks are paramount to family ties. How does this connect to people’s identity?
Thailand's Abortion Debate
How have Thailand’s authorities responded to the discovery of thousands of fetuses at a Bangkok temple?
An Assertive China the ‘New Normal’?
By Minxin Pei
Christmas Comes Early
China is determined to meet its target of spending 4 percent of GDP on education. Cue very long school wish lists.
North Korea Unsettles Japan
Pyongyang’s shelling of a South Korean island poses new domestic and foreign policy questions for Naoto Kan.
Chhath—Festival of Migrants
Political parties in Delhi and elsewhere are keen to exploit festivals such as Chhath to boost migrant support.