The risk of conflict in the South China Sea is real. But not for the reasons you might think.
Relying only on the state to implement democratic reforms in Burma is a fool’s errand. But there’s a better way.
President Aquino's anti-corruption program is just what the Philippines economy needs.
From Angola to Yemen, eight countries whose futures are tied up in the land they occupy.
9 former autocrats and bad guys that should be made to pay for their crimes.
As sectarian violence lashes Burma, the media are using their newfound freedom for destructive ends.
The world's largest social networking site has a population nearly as large as China or India's. And the natives are getting restless.
Defense Secretary Panetta has put some muscle behind the Obama administration's Pacific ambitions. But will a few more ships really be enough to stare down China?
Why Cambodia’s opposition faces a steep uphill battle in its effort to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen.
In the second clash between the Internet search giant and the Chinese government, will freedom of speech win?
Don't count the tyrants out. They've still got plenty of tricks up their sleeves.
Why controlling the international arms trade can help to build stable societies.
France fetes a new president, Spanish activists take to the streets, and Ratko Mladic finally goes to trial.
The West isn't declining. Here are four world powers enjoying an astonishing renaissance.
Why is China so obsessed with America's backpack-wearing, coupon-clipping ambassador?
The G-8 is not about to save the world. It's time the United States started planning for the G-Zero.
It’s true: Burma faces an uphill climb in its transition to democracy. But the odds may be better than you think.
France gets a new president, neo-Nazis make gains in Greece, and Putin hits the ice.
How an energy crisis became an economic and political crisis too.
Meet the children left behind when mommy and daddy go to the factory.
The United States did the right thing in cutting a deal to save blind activist Chen Guangcheng. But his case highlights just how much progress China needs to make on human rights.
Breakneck growth has made China an economic miracle. But will the destruction of families prove to be too high a cost?
The global tobacco industry is targeting women in emerging markets. Can public policy rise to the challenge?