Southeast Asia

Argument

Seizing the Moment

The world’s leading nations are convening a meeting on the fight against corruption. Here’s what they ought to be discussing.

Laurence Cockcroft |

Argument

Has China Lost Myanmar?

As Myanmar’s messy democracy turns to the West, Beijing debates stirring up ethnic tensions to rile the government and maintain its leverage.

Yun Sun |

Argument

Indonesia: Stop Chopping, Start Learning

Indonesia has been coasting on its natural wealth for too long. Now it's time to start investing in the country's people.

Jonathan Pincus |

Christian Caryl

The Year in Unfreedom

An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.

Christian Caryl |

The List

Four Surprises That Could Rock Asia in 2013

Are we paying attention to the wrong crises?

Michael Mazza |

The List

Babies Wanted

A look at the 10 countries with the lowest fertility rates in the world.

Elizabeth F. Ralph |

Argument

Dynasty

Why are so many Asian countries run by families?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

Ripe for Rivalry

Has Asia's moment of reckoning finally arrived?

Victor D. Cha |

Argument

India's Ocean

Could New Delhi's growing naval force change the balance of power in the Pacific? 

Dhruva Jaishankar |

Argument

We Were Pirates, Too

Why America was the China of the 19th century. 

Charles R. Morris |

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 |