Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Myanmar's ongoing census — the first since 1983 — could lead to dramatic revisions in the way the diverse and multi-ethnic country and its economy are analyzed, and resources allocated.
Monday, April 7, 2014
With his patience all but lost due to the more than two-week occupation of the Legislative Yuan by Sunflower movement student activists, President Ma Ying-jeou finally realized that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Well, he is hitting back hard by threatening to prosecute the occupiers.
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The Obama administration has proposed major changes in defense policy. In an earlier era these sweeping proposals would have sparked intense and highly visible discussion and debate. Unfortunately, this has not yet happened.
Indonesians on the remote island of Sumba happily accept chickens and pork from legislative candidates hunting for votes. But, just six months ago, vote-rigging allegations triggered bloody riots on the island.
A powerful jihadist group inspired by al-Qaida has opened a new battlefront with Iraqi security forces that could see it try to push into Baghdad, officials and analysts warn.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Explaining the humor in a masterpiece of western satire to a room full of Taiwan students is approximately as difficult as explaining the frustration some of us feel when we consider the images of women we may find in advertising here in Asia.
Like other countries exploring for underground water sources to secure future supply, Singapore is favored by the balance of statistical probability.
After three mass shootings at military bases in the U.S. over the last five years, security experts say the sad truth is that there is probably no practical way of preventing members of the armed forces or civilian employees from carrying guns onto big installations like the Army's Fort Hood in Texas.
The people of Afghanistan go to the polls tomorrow to vote for a new president to replace Hamid Karzai, who came to power after the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
In the recent traditional Balinese kissing ritual of omed-omedan, believed to bring good luck, couples were doused with water to cool their passions. Similarly, the national cooling off period starting Sunday aims to douse us all with calm, and end the election campaign period from last month, which became increasingly heated toward its close.