Southeast Asia

Feature

The Bioterrorist Next Door

Man-made killer bird flu is here.  Can -- should -- governments try to stop it?

Laurie Garrett |

Slide Show

To the Barricades

From Tahrir Square to Wall Street to the Kremlin, 2011 was a year when politics was conducted in the street.

Slide Show |

Photo Essay

Next Year, in Review

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.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Rise of the TIMBIs

Forget the BRICs. The real economies that will shake up the world over the next few decades need a new acronym.

Jack A. Goldstone |

Argument

Justice Denied

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.

Douglas Gillison |

Slide Show

Holy Days

Muslims around the world celebrate the hajj and Eid al-Adha.

Slide Show |

The List

America's Unsavory Allies

A look at the some of the bad guys the U.S. still supports.

Uri Friedman |

Argument

The Burma Spring

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?

Jim Della-Giacoma |

Photo Essay

Looking East

Six decades of the United States in Asia, in photographs.

Photo Essay |

Feature

America's Pacific Century

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.

Hillary Clinton |

Letters

Sea Change

The Cato Institute's Ted Galen Carpenter asks whether the United States can afford the naval confrontation with China envisioned by Robert Kaplan.

Russell Tepper |

Slide Show

Eastern Promises

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a long history with Asia and, like the country she represents, a long future.

Slide Show |

Feature

Atomic Dogs

Why can't the world's nuclear energy watchdog do anything about Fukushima or Iran's weapons program? I went to find out.

Konstantin Kakaes |

EXCERPT

Asia's New Great Game

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?

Thant Myint-U |

Argument

Gandhi's Revenge

Is India's middle class finally fed up with its dysfunctional government?

Sadanand Dhume |

The List

Two Plus Two Equals Five

What numbers can we trust? A second look at the death toll from some of the world's worst disasters.

Philip Walker |

Photo Essay

Tour the South China Sea

A visual guide to understanding the conflict.

Philip Walker |

Special Report

The South China Sea Is the Future of Conflict

The 21st century's defining battleground is going to be on water.

Robert D. Kaplan |

Dispatch

Cambodia's Kangaroo Court

Why isn't the U.N. tribunal to prosecute genocidal Khmer Rouge war criminals going after more bad guys?

Mike Eckel |

Photo Essay

Cambodia's Moment of Truth

Thirty-two years after the fall of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia finally confronts its horrific past.

Philip Walker |

Argument

The South China Sea's Georgia Scenario

The U.S. can't risk overplaying its hand in China's disputes with its neighbors.

Lyle Goldstein |

The Optimist

A Thousand Points of Light

When it comes to bringing electricity to the developing world, small is beautiful.

Charles Kenny |

Feature

Red Shirts and Rowdy Royals

The secret WikiLeaks cables that explain how Thailand went from paradise to political mayhem.

Andrew MacGregor Marshall |

Photo Essay

Postcards from Hell, 2011

Images from the world's most failed states.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Interview

Interview: Ehsan ul-Haq

Pakistan's former head of Inter-Services Intelligence discusses 9/11, bin Laden and Pakistani security.

Charles Homans |

Argument

Crowded Waters

The superpower battle for regional supremacy in the South China Sea is heating up once again.

Abraham M. Denmark |

Slide Show

Beijing's Blue-Water Navy

Is China building an empire on the sea?

Philip Walker |

Dispatch

The Great Asian Land Grab

How a World Bank program helped displace tens of thousands of urban poor.

Mike Eckel |

Dispatch

We Told You So

India is cackling over news of Osama getting whacked in Pakistan.

Henry Foy |

The Optimist

Corps Concerns

In an age of globe-trotting American college kids, ubiquitous Internet access, and cell phone networks that reach even sub-Saharan cattle herders, does the world still need the Peace Corps?

Charles Kenny |