Southeast Asia

Argument

The Migrant Money Machine

The developed world could make a big difference to the global economy simply by helping migrants to do what comes naturally: send money home.

Peter Passell |

Christian Caryl

Heroes of Retreat, Revisited

We love to celebrate heroic crusaders for human rights. But what about the dictator who decides to surrender his powers?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The Tale of the Kidnapped Princeling

How critical can the powerful be of the truly powerful in modern China?

John Garnaut |

Argument

Continental Drift

Is Australia breaking with the United States over the pivot to Asia?

Bates Gill |

Argument

The Dicey Democrat

How a pillar of the old regime in Burma is working to prove his democratic credentials.

William Lloyd-George |

Argument

Beware of Mirages

The Obama Administration is pursuing closer ties with the military in Burma -- a policy that could undermine efforts to build democracy.

Ellen Bork |

Profile

Can You Save Diplomacy From Itself?

Carne Ross's quixotic crusade to help emerging nations get their seat at the table.

Cristina Odone |

Slide Show

The FP Survey: The Wisdom of the Smart Crowd

FP's Global Thinkers weigh in on the year gone by and what's on the horizon for 2013.

Slide Show |

Argument

The Lady and the General

Meet the political odd couple driving democratic reform in Burma.

Kurt M. Campbell |

The List

The New Breakout Nations

Forget the BRICs. Meet seven unheralded countries to watch.

Ruchir Sharma |

Argument

Southeast Asia's Economic Poster Child Is Stalling

How the Communist Party is fiddling while Vietnam burns.

Ben Bland |

Argument

Getting Rebalancing Right

Four key issues that will define President Obama's second-term pivot to Asia.

Michele A. Flournoy |

Argument

Dreams of Their Fathers

Cambodia's people want freedom. Can Obama deliver?

Karen J. Coates |

Dispatch

China's Soft Power Surge

The People's Republic is no longer content with economic hegemony -- it's making a play for the hearts and minds of Southeast Asia.

Dustin Roasa |

Slide Show

Back in the Light

The year Burma turned upside down. 

Sulome Anderson |

Argument

Head Over Heels

Why Washington's love affair with Myanmar might be too much, too soon.

Joshua Kurlantzick |

Argument

You Can't Go Home Again

Soldiers aren’t the only veterans of war.

Phil Zabriskie |

Argument

Coming Apart at the Seams

Burma’s ruling party is under stress. Democrats should be careful what they wish for.

Larry Jagan |

Argument

The Children Devour the Revolution

A rare inside look at what one of China's most influential generals really fears most.

John Garnaut |

Christian Caryl

The Corruption Pandemic

Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Prosperity Isn't Just a Matter of Wealth

Man does not live by GDP alone. An introduction to the Legatum Institute's latest Prosperity Index.

Peter Passell |

Argument

Littoral Combat Clip

The U.S. military needs to prepare for more operations along the world's coastlines.

Lt. Gen. Richard Mills |

Slide Show

One Storm Away

10 major world cities that could end up underwater.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

A Tale of Two Asias

In the battle for Asia's soul, which side will win -- security or economics?

Evan A. Feigenbaum |

Argument

The Cyber Trade War

The showdown between China and the United States over telecommunications technology is about much more than just security.

Adam Segal |

Slide Show

When Xi Smiles

Is China's leader-in-waiting the jolliest functionary in the People's Republic?

Slide Show |

Slide Show

The Death of a King

A nation says farewell to its controversial monarch.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

The Quiet Man of Chinese Letters

Should we condemn Mo Yan for failing to speak out?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Pick

China's most famous dissident never wanted the honor.

Yu Jie |