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.

Another goose-step backwards with North Korea

Another goose-step backwards with North Korea

May 26, 2009

There are no easy answers when dealing with a state whose behaviour is unpredictable. The rule is: there is no rule, says Paul Reynolds.

Indonesia comes down with election fever

May 25, 2009

The seven-week race for the Indonsian Presidency has kicked off.

Pressure for India’s Congress to do more with more

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

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

May 21, 2009

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

China’s gender imbalance set to get worse

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

May 20, 2009 3

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

May 20, 2009 2

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

May 20, 2009 1

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.