It’s the crowning achievement of her tenure as secretary of state, and it’s unraveling at the seams.
Once hailed as a "spy’s paradise" because of its weak state secrecy laws, Japan is trying to reform its reputation as an information sieve with a hotly contested new measure that brings Japanese law more in line with U.S. national security policy.
Haiyan relief efforts are an ugly introduction to the personality-centered world of Philippine politics -- one marked by feuding dynasties, rampant cronyism, and, above all, dysfunction.
Why the country George Orwell once skewered is finally embracing its non-native son.
Foreign Policy Magazine
Yangon’s skyline, punctuated by golden pagodas and the steel skeletons of new development, is a scene of picturesque disrepair and halting progress as Myanmar emerges from decades of military rule.
VIDEO: Poetry After Politics
For years, the vague language of poetry was one of the only ways for writers in Myanmar to criticize the country’s military rulers. But now that censorship has ended, poets are writing more freely.
New York Times
China's demand for elephant ivory, which is still widely seen as a status symbol on the mainland, has transformed the port city of Hong Kong into a major transit point for illegal trade.
The Philippine government believes bolstering extractive industries will drive growth. But religious leaders and environmentalists wonder about the cost.
Recent trouble in the South China Sea has renewed debate as to whether the U.S. is a trusted friend, or an old foe.