Burma's famous comedian-cum-activist explains why he can forgive but refuses to forget.
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Meet Mayawati, India's multimillionaire lower-caste power broker and politician.
While Myanmar's reforms this year may appear speedy to outside observers, for its imprisoned activists, the changes are long overdue.
Countries around the world are finding that military involvement in private business is a major barrier to reform. But pensioning off CEOs in uniform is easier said than done.
Myanmar may be opening to democracy, but just how free is the country’s notoriously closed media?
One might expect, given last year's headlines across the Middle East -- as well as promising political developments in authoritarian countries from Myanmar to Cuba -- that 2011 was a banner year for freedom. The reality is more complicated.
Burma's mysterious president insists that he wants democracy. But can he deliver?
Foreign Policy’s most popular photo essays of 2011.
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From the fall of Ahmadinejad, Assad, Castro, and Chavez to the rise of cyberattacks -- the top 13 stories that could dominate the headlines in 2012.
Forget the BRICs. The real economies that will shake up the world over the next few decades need a new acronym.
The U.N.-sponsored tribunal established to prosecute those responsible for the Khmer Rouge’s crimes is in shambles, and the United Nations doesn’t have a clue how to fix it.
Myanmar's new rulers seem to be serious about change we can all believe in. So what can the West do now to end decades of isolation?
The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action.
The Cato Institute's Ted Galen Carpenter asks whether the United States can afford the naval confrontation with China envisioned by Robert Kaplan.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a long history with Asia and, like the country she represents, a long future.
Why can't the world's nuclear energy watchdog do anything about Fukushima or Iran's weapons program? I went to find out.
China and India are both hungry for Burma's vast natural riches. But will Burma's people pay the price or can this Southeast Asian backwater finally enter the 21st century?