Thailand Junta Not Wearing Well

Growing frustration greets Prayuth and his generals even if real defiance is still impossible


South Korea’s Press: The Illusion of Freedom

Intricate web of connections, a frowning government, keep a tight leash on reporting


Trade and Transfats in the Pacific

Imported foods are bringing dietary disaster to the islands of the South Pacific

Thai Junta Faces Headwinds Reflating Economy

Structural problems both at home and abroad indicate improvement is slow

Terrorist Cell Shocks India

Bangladeshi jihadis seeking to establish shariah law in eastern Indian states

Australia and China after the FTA

Major step forward in bilateral relationship

Jokowi Takes On the Oil Mafia

Fuel subsidy cut, warnings to top figures the party’s over 

China’s Infrastructure Bank: Can it Fly?

Opportunity for sustainability or political football 

Indonesian Women Police Recruits Face Degrading Virginity Check

Human Rights Watch describes humiliating and painful ‘two finger’ test of applicants

Taiwan Midterm Polls a Toss-Up

Tight races in key cities raise concern of a ‘surprise’ to tip the results

Vietnam’s Cable Car Mania

Company plans to defile world’s largest cave