New Sri Lankan Government Solidifies Reforms

New Leader Siresena opts for democracy and international respectability


Language Next Nationalist Battleground for Indonesia

Proposed regulation would require expats to speak Indonesian or stay away


India’s Jaipur Lit Fest

A shouting economic adviser, a veteran Nobel Laureate and a rock star missile scientist on stage at the Jaipur lit fest

Thailand: Return to Authoritarianism

Rewritten constitution means a return to military semi-democracy

Obama Lectures Modi on Religious Tolerance

Lecture comes at the end of a hyperactive visit

Indonesia’s Police Battle Corruption Busters

President Jokowi largely silent as ugly confrontation mounts

Oil Prices not Delivering Asia Boom

For differing reasons, Northeast and Southeast Asia face lower growth, deflationary pressures

Thailand's Yingluck Impeached

[UPDATED] Former PM’s demise spells end for Shinawatra dynasty

Najib’s Political Battles Impede Foreign Policy Agenda

Cannons to the left of him, cannons to the right of him…

Reform in Cambodia May Signal Change

‘Pragmatic’ Hun Sen might relent, but again he might not