After a year and a half since President Park Geun-hye took office, relations between the two Koreas appear to be hanging in midair as the North escalates military tension while sending conciliatory signals at the same time.
The May 22 military coup d'etat is not necessarily the last in Thai political history and it cannot be expected to end the conflicts.
Amid slowing economic growth, higher budget deficit and increased exposure to external debt, the future of the domestic political landscape in Indonesia is showing some distressing signs.
A group of men, all renowned in Taiwan's political scene, yesterday proposed a resolution to preserve the status quo of cross-strait relations, dubbing their proposal the “greater one China (大一中架構)” concept.
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We live in a world where “spying” by electronic means is now pervasive and practically no one or institution that uses telephones, smartphones, emails and the internet is protected from intelligence gathering.
It's a sad reflection on Pakistan's urban elites, but the Urdu language seems to be losing ground quite fast.
In the early 1990s, a fierce East-West debate arose concerning whether the economic success of Asia was due to Asian values of hard work, fielty and paternalistic government, largely attributable to Confucianism, Islam, Hinduism and other Asian cultures.
The biggest presence in the council halls of the World Economic Forum's East Asia Summit had not even sent a representative to Manila. Yet none could miss it.
Seizing power when all major political faction leaders were in the same room was the easy part, analysts say. What comes next for Thailand, however, will be more complicated and the consequences could be grave.
We now know Vietnam's immediate reaction to China's steps to begin drilling for oil in an area of the South China Sea that both sides claim. More than 20,000 Vietnamese workers spilled out of control at two Singapore-run industrial parks, attacking factories thought to be Chinese-owned.