Indonesia’s Joko Takes Center Stage

Transformative figure enters the presidential palace in Jakarta

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Thai Journalism In a Death Spiral

Military beat reporters are in thrall to their junta masters

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Burma’s Failed Promise

Scathing report charges democracy is nothing more than a sham

India’s Modi Tightens his Grip

Two state assembly wins solidify BJP mandate

Viable End Game Circumvented in Hong Kong

Mistrust, growing tension thwart a denouement

Vietnam’s Education System

Still under construction

Can Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying Survive?

Amid a huge conflict scandal, students want him gone but Beijing probably won’t axe him 

Hong Kong’s Future: In Beijing’s Hands

Will it hammer the doors shut or seek to regain some credibility?

Summits give Obama Venue to Address Asia Challenges

Midterm election out of the way in early November, Obama will seek to cement huis Asian legacy

Burma to Begin Rice Exports to NE India

Recovery of one of the world’s great rice regions grows

WHO Delegates Kick Tobacco Reps out of Moscow Parley

Strong tobacco taxation policy adopted despite industry interference