The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) badly needs to pay more attention to new challenges in the security landscape of both this and more far-flung regions of the globe, addressing them with intensive collective discussion.
Stupidity in politics is no mystery. Stupidity, no matter how appalling or alarming, is always rooted in crude self-interest. The political elite's idea of self-interest may be flat wrong or even crazy, judged from outside, but their activities remain radiantly rational so far as the stubborn perpetrators are concerned.
The leadership of the Philippine House of Representatives is expected to refer the three impeachment complaints filed against President Aquino during the last congressional recess to the justice committee as early as today.
A presidential blue-ribbon committee devoted to preparing for inter-Korean unification held its inaugural session Thursday with little fanfare, as the public attention is riveted to horrible abuses at military barracks and measures to revive the sluggish economy.
Ultimately, the essence of a protest is how sensibly and responsibly it is reacted to by those it is aimed at. In Pakistan, protests have lost their effect.
“No one in Libya can win. Enough is enough. I have lost hope in Libyans.” That is the verdict of Mahmoud Okok, a civil engineer in his thirties, who is fleeing his country with his family.
What the rest of the world knows as football could be about to change forever.
The killing of Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene in Kabul by an Afghan soldier at a training academy and the refusal of Afghan politicians to agree on a new president seven weeks after the election call into question once more why the United States maintains a presence there. About 30,000 U.S. troops remain and the Obama administration wants to keep nearly 10,000 there after the end of this year.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is arriving in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw on Aug. 9 for a three-day visit. The chief diplomat will meet government leaders and attend a series of meetings, including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum and East Asia Summit.
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India's independence or the migration of Hindus and Muslims on the basis of religion is as old as 67 years. I remember leaving my home in Sialkot city on Aug. 14 itself because the new state of Pakistan did not entertain non-Muslims, just as East Punjab did not want any Muslim in their midst. I heard Jawaharlal Nehru's famous “tryst” speech in Pakistan itself at my home town, Sialkot.