Politics

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Muhammad Yunus’s New Crusade

Can Muhammad Yunus, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for revolutionizing credit for the poor, do anything about the dismal state of politics in his native Bangladesh? The country, currently under a state of... Read More...
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North Korea Strikes a Deal on Nukes

Five months after it conducted an underground nuclear test that sent shockwaves around the world, North Korea has agreed to a landmark deal with the United States and other powers, including China and Russi... Read More...
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Righting Mao’s Wrongs

Fifty years after Chairman Mao Zedong launched his mass persecution of China’s intelligentsia, the victims, in a different world and a different China, want a public apology and financial compensation... Read More...
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North Korea Pushes the West’s Buttons

With the United States and North Korea on the threshold of striking a new deal under which Pyongyang would halt its development of nuclear weapons in exchange for aid and diplomatic normalization with ... Read More...
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Anwar’s Long-Shot Gamble

Out of prison and looking to resume his political life, Anwar Ibrahim, the once and -- he hopes -- future heir apparent to Malaysia’s premiership, is gambling on returning to power by doing what has nev... Read More...
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Jakarta’s Filthy Man-Made Morass

The torrential rain and subsequent flooding that has so far claimed at least 20 lives and forced an estimated 340,000 people from their homes in Jakarta this week is as much a manmade disaster as one pourin... Read More...
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Blank Air in Hong Kong

ATV, a Hong Kong television station with close ties to Beijing, suddenly cancelled Sunday’s airing of Newsline, its tepid English-language political chat show, citing “technical difficulties&rdq... Read More...
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Blank Air in Hong Kong

ATV, a Hong Kong television station with close ties to Beijing, suddenly cancelled Sunday’s airing of Newsline, its tepid English-language political chat show, citing “technical difficulties&rdquo... Read More...
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Leashing Thailand’s Cops

  If there was ever an example of free enterprise, it is Thailand's brown-uniformed police. Waiters in Starbuck's coffee outlets are better paid than entry-level constables, making... Read More...