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Pressure for India’s Congress to do more with more

Crikey May 22, 2009

The Congress Party has achieved its best result since 1991. What will it do with its victory?

How chocolate biscuits could bring down North Korea

How chocolate biscuits could bring down North Korea

Crikey May 22, 2009

North Koreans are developing a taste for South Korean culture -- specifically, a chocolate biscuit called the Choco Pie, now considered the "sweet symbol of capitalism".

The Sri Lankan army, the Tamil Tigers and the UN International Criminal Court

Greg Barns May 21, 2009

Sri Lanka deserves the scrutiny of the International Criminal Court, says Greg Barns.

China’s gender imbalance set to get worse

Crikey May 20, 2009

The ratio of men to women in China is going to become even more disproportianate due to women "marrying out" into cities, a researcher warns.

Japanese economy goes from freefall to plummet

Glenn Dyer May 20, 2009 3 Comments

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso’s Government is at least spending a record 15.4 trillion Yen ($US160 billion) stimulus package which seems to be working.

Ignoring the Issues: the end of the Tamil Tigers

Crikey May 20, 2009 2 Comments

The demise of the Tamil Tigers might give a moment of passing joy to the Sinhalese, but such relief will be short lived, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Taiwan’s year of progess

Charles Richardson May 20, 2009 1 Comment

Under Ma Ying-jeou, economic and diplomatic ties between China and Taiwan have blossomed and Taiwan has scaled new heights of participation on the international stage, writes Charles Richardson.

Can the Tamil Tigers survive with no leader?

Crikey May 19, 2009

With the reported death of Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, can the organisation regroup?

Five big challenges for Manmohan Singh

Crikey May 18, 2009

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is about to enter his second term in office with a strong mandate. TIME suggests five ways he can really make a difference.

Tamil Tigers lay down their arms

Tamil Tigers lay down their arms

Ruth B May 18, 2009 1 Comment

With the dust still settling on the small patch of blood-soaked ground of Sri Lanka's north-eastern coast where the Tigers saw their final stand, the world's media descends.