The Tiananmen taboo

June 4, 2009

Banned Chinese novelist Ma Jian was at the Tiananmen protests. He returns to Beijing 20 years later to find a country desperate to erase all memories of the incident.

20 years on, life after Tiananmen

20 years on, life after Tiananmen

June 4, 2009

NPR speak to three student leaders involved in the Tiananmen protests. Twenty years on, their lives have followed three very different paths.

Burma

Burma

June 3, 2009

As protestors gathered outside the Myanmar embassy in Tokyo on Saturday to call for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a 500-year-old pagoda close to the former capital Yangon collapsed, writes Kyaw Kyaw.

My kingdom for a Choco Pie

My kingdom for a Choco Pie

June 3, 2009 5

North Koreans have developed a taste for South Korea's most popular bikkie, and it threatens to undermine their whole political structure. Ruth Brown investigates.

North Korea’s next Kim

June 3, 2009

Meet Kim Jong Un, Kim Jon Il's favourite son and the likely successor to the North Korean dictator's throne.

North Korea: we don’t know squat

June 2, 2009

It's time to face the facts on North Korea, says former CIA officer Robert Baer: Washington is completely in the dark about Pyongyang and its intentions.

India must save Pakistan from itself

June 2, 2009

New Delhi needs to urgently help shore up the civilian government in Islamabad, says Jug Suraiya. And what better way than by finally converting the Line of Control in Kashmir into an officially recognised international border?

Breeding the next Sri Lankan insurgency behind razor wire

May 28, 2009 2

With hundreds of thousands of Tamils being held in detention, the seeds of future bloodshed are now being sown on a massive scale, writes Jeff Sparrow.

North Korea: just take a deep breath

May 28, 2009

The best response to North Korea's attention-seeking behaviour may be no response at all, argues Fred Kaplan.

North Korea: a timeline

May 26, 2009

The NY Times gives a visual history of one of the world's most dangerous and mysterious countries.