Asia is poised to enter a historical sweet spot, with three of its most populous countries — China, India, and Indonesia — led by strong, dynamic, and reform-minded leaders.
Despite winning this year's election, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo must await the final and binding decision of Indonesia's Constitutional Court. Still, it is only a matter of time before he is sworn in as the nation's seventh president, most likely at the end of October.
If Asia is to move forward toward greater peace and prosperity, the region must say bye to the politics of both race and religion. How fitting it would be if the latest return visit to Asia by America's top diplomat, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, on behalf of America's first African-American president, also helped push the region, including mainland China, to move beyond stereotypes. This is critical.
And so he's gone. But not from our memories of laughter and sadness to which his movies moved us.
About a century ago, after World War I, British and French leaders carved up the Middle East and set the modern borders of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
Dr. Elinor Graham and her friend, Dr. Roseda Marshall, are two remarkable doctors united by their concern for the well-being of the Liberian people. In recent weeks they have been gathering medical supplies and raising awareness about Liberia among Americans.
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.