Politics

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Japan’s Democracy Comes of Age

Photo by Andrew James A slow motion political evolution that commenced some 15 years ago in Japan is beginning to bear fruit. The long quest to transform the country into a competitive, two-part... Read More...
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The Risky Road to Pyongyang

Seven years ago, when President Kim Dae Jung and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il held their groundbreaking summit talks in Pyongyang, the North Korean dictator ended his handshakes by declaring that he woul... Read More...
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News of Her Own

Deep inside the cramped streets of the bustling Kamathipura district in Mumbai, India’s financial capital, an editorial meeting is in progress at the tiny office of a new magazine. The clatter of ke... Read More...
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Hong Kong Turns Activist

In a city where getting and spending has long been considered a far more sacred right than democratic principles, Hong Kong is finding itself in the middle of an anomalous surge of civic acti... Read More...
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Cambodia’s Dengue Fever Crisis

Cambodia has run out of its main weapon for fighting dengue fever, a chemical that kills mosquito larvae, as the aid-dependent country battles an unprecedented outbreak of the sometimes fatal disease that... Read More...
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The Pakistan Army’s First Victory

The first-ever victory of the Pakistan Army in early July will be remembered as a landmark in the history of the country’s armed forces. Since the creation of Pakistan 60 years ago, on at least 10 o... Read More...
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Rumor Nation

Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn showed up in the flesh at Kasetsart University in Bangkok on Friday to watch his wife receive a master’s degree in home economics, debunking widespread speculatio... Read More...