February 08, 2013
The Interview: New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key
“For the first time in New Zealand’s history, the engine of world economic activity has shifted to our geographic region, the Asia-Pacific.”
February 03, 2013
Japan's Demographic Disaster
Japan is faced with an unprecedented population challenge that will have social, economic, and political consequences for years to come.
February 02, 2013
The Long Shadow of Chemical Weapons
As recent debates swirl around nuclear weapons, chemical weapons have the potential to cause great harm — especially in Asia.
February 01, 2013
Burma’s Biggest Win: Its Legislature
Burma’s legislature has been a boon for the country. But building a parliamentary house takes time
January 31, 2013
The G20: In Need of a Reboot
If the G20 is to live up to its potential, it must confront the forces that could see it slide into irrelevancy. The forum should build on what has worked, and avoid what has not.
January 29, 2013
Hun Sen’s Battle for Middle Earth
Cambodia has certainly endured its share of turbulent times. Its long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen will soon go to the polls. The Diplomat profiles him here.
January 26, 2013
Pakistan's Battle for Democracy
Democratic forces in Pakistan continue to fight an uphill battle despite a multitude of national challenges.
January 24, 2013
Asia's Other Island Spat...Between Japan and Russia
As tensions mount in the East and South China Seas, a dispute over islands between Tokyo and Moscow has also been left unresolved.
January 19, 2013
Justice or Politics in Thailand?
Some say former PM Abhisit is rightfully being charged for supressing the red shirts; other see the case as business as usual.
January 18, 2013
The Key To Asia's Future
With Western economies facing serious challenges, regional cooperation, greater intra-Asia trade and development will define the region’s future.
January 17, 2013
Political Jockeying Ahead of Malaysia's Elections
This month the government of Najib Razak broke with precedent by allowing the opposition to stage a rally as election season kicks into gear.
January 12, 2013
Japan and India's Growing Embrace
With Shinzo Abe’s return in Japan, expect Tokyo and Delhi’s already strong ties to reach new heights.