The rise of the middle class in Africa is fuelling consumer economies and protection policies. But they tend to be disconnected from sustainability issues.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dealt Australia into the argument over how to respond to North Korea’s brinkmanship over its nuclear weapons program. Speaking on Melbourne radio on Friday morning Turnbull…
By promising ‘fire and fury’, Donald Trump actually plays into North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s hands.
The issue with Donald Trump’s ad-hoc response and commentary on North Korea is the inconsistent messages this sends to an already paranoid and isolated regime.
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On August 8, 1967, foreign ministers from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines signed the Bangkok Declaration to create the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN, as it…
The news of an exchange of threats between the U.S. and North Korea is reported in Tokyo on Aug. 9, 2017.
AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi
The most viable nonmilitary solution to the standoff with North Korea is to get China to apply pressure. But that's not so easy.
Our internet is becoming increasingly fragmented thanks to local laws.
Locals laws and norms are breaking up the internet as we know it.
A girl broadcasts at Three Minute TV, a live streaming talent agency in Beijing.
Streaming video is exploding in China, but regulators are trying to keep control.
People watch news on missile launch in Pyongyang, North Korea.
AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin
Refresh your knowledge on the origins of North Korea's nuclear threat and the options world leaders have to deal with it.
Lord Macartney’s first meeting with the Qianlong emperor in 1793.
"A study of History", Arnold Toynbee
What can we learn from the 19th-century Qing dynasty?
The UK is about to miss an opportunity if it tries to take on the giants of the lithium-ion battery industry.
The standoff on the Doklam Plateau makes it difficult for either Narendra Modi or Xi Jinping to back down.
Conflict was almost baked into Asia’s post-1945 international order. Taiwan’s contested status following the communist victory in China’s civil war, and the division of the Korean Peninsula are only the…
Four pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers of the Legislative Council have been ousted.
AP Photo/Kin Cheun
Hong Kong’s autonomy and democratic political system are under threat, and pro-democracy advocates are once again ready to act.
Presidents of Kenya, Guinea, US and Nigeria’s Vice President at the G7 Summit.
Under the Trump administration Africa is only likely to matter in the fight against terrorism and in providing American companies with economic opportunities.
Inflation has been doggedly low, so it’s not clear that the 2.5% expectation for inflation is going to turn out to be right.
This week's strong growth in full-time employment shows a robust labour market. This only deepens the puzzle of why inflation is so low at the same time.
Plato, Confucius and Aristotle. Ancient Greek philosophy is widely taught in American universities, but classes in Chinese philosophy are few and far between.
It's more important than ever that the U.S. understand China. So why don't our universities teach Chinese thought?
A child walks past Mongolians holding up banners at a protest against offshore account holders in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in March.
(AP Photo/Ganbat Namjilsangarav)
While democracy is struggling globally and especially in Asia, Mongolians continue to vote and engage.
Is America’s digital economy facing a stormy future?
The digital economy in the US is already on the verge of stalling; failing to protect an open internet would further erode the United States’ digital competitiveness.
Liu Xiaobo, 1955-2017.
EPA/Liu Xia handout
The lessons of Liu's life and work must never be forgotten.
A massive protest against the Gorrano Dam on January 26 2017 in Islamkot, Tharparkar.
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China is sinking billions into energy development in rural Pakistan, much of it earmarked for renewables. That may be good for the climate and the national economy, but what about the locals?
The first week of July is not normally one that brings great events in world politics. Around that time, the northern hemisphere normally shifts into summer holiday mode. Recently, this has become less…