The democratic project confronts myriad challenges in South Asia. The concept itself is being revisited to learn more aggressive interventions and re-emphasis nuance and practice.
China's journey to great-power status reminds me of the Monkey King. This cultural hero, who has the body of a man and the face of a monkey, is a popular character in Chinese literature. Indeed, one translator of "Journey to the West" claims that children in the Chinese world want to be monkeys.
An extremely high target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions was unveiled at the latest Group of Seven summit meeting. Nations around the world will be tested over their ability to achieve goals to curb global warming.
The recent controversy over Maggi has exposed the high vulnerability of consumers to hazardous but tasty and convenient foods which very quickly become a habit for millions of people (including children).
Due to differences in views over issues related to historical perceptions and words or deeds of political leaders of both countries, a structure of mutual distrust between Japan and South Korea is taking hold.
That old question, what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object, received a new answer on June 4 when tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong poured into Victoria Park for the 26th year in a row to commemorate those who died in Beijing in 1989 when tanks rumbled into the capital and converged on Tiananmen Square.
As the sun set on 2014, the tally of new polio cases during the year had crossed 300, breaking Pakistan's own record of nearly a decade and a half.
When former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh concluded his tour of Bangladesh in September 2011, this paper headlined its lead story: "No Teesta, no transit." This time, too, there is nothing on Teesta, yet we have agreed on all forms of transit in the name of connectivity.
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A proposed visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Japan likely underscores Moscow's attempt to divide the Group of Seven nations over Ukraine, according to observers.
The spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome across South Korea is feared to be making a deep indent on the South Korean economy, which has already been struggling with declining exports and slumping domestic spending.