With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the guest of honor on the Republic Day last month in New Delhi, India has clearly and carefully chosen Japan to form an active strategic partner.
The diplomatic dispute between Indonesia and Singapore is unfortunate and could have been avoided if we had been a little more sensitive toward our neighbor.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has dragged Nazi Germany into the debate on China's disturbing efforts to claim disputed territory in the South China Sea.
The uproar in the last few days over alleged rice smuggling merely reinforces the fact that rice is a politically charged commodity, and just how confusing the Indonesian government's policy is regarding this national food staple.
While national and security interest have raised tensions in East Asia in recent months, the United States is hoping that economic interests can keep tempers in check.
Clouds of doubts surrounding the proposed peace talks between the Pakistan government and the outlawed Pakistan Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) further thickened on Tuesday, with each side accusing the other of not doing enough to make the process sustainable and result-oriented, and raising questions over each other's seriousness toward solving the issues.
The 46-percent turnout by voters in the election on Sunday may seem as though Thais turned their backs on the election and want political reform first — when compared to the 75-percent turnout in 2011.
Japanese interest in India has been emphasized by the recent visit of the Japanese Emperor and Empress, followed not long after by that of the Prime Minister as chief guest on Republic Day.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's pick of deputies in China's national security commission and a reform-focused task force he heads is drawing scrutiny from analysts hoping to peek into the black box that is the Communist Party.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's first full-length interview with an Indian television channel since joining politics a decade ago did little to flesh out his public persona, with many saying the Gandhi scion fell short of expectations.