It turns out that the president of the Philippines is exactly who he said he was.
The House of Saud's recent efforts to push back against Iran have not paid off. Time to lock in some more allies.
The world has waited hopefully for democracy to blossom in Myanmar. But the new regime looks much like the old one.
From stubborn military rule to religious 'mobocracy', five young democracies show signs of slipping backwards.
China may have more to gain from Trump's rise than any other nation – but the risks of a miscalculation are enormous.
Trade incentives and more inclusive union leadership could improve working conditions in the garment industry – particularly for women.
Security and economic interests, in the guise of the 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership (seven of which hail from the Asia-Pacific), are causing anxiety among US friends and allies.
Once one of the world's very poorest countries, Cambodia has been through a remarkable two and a half decades of growth and development.
Shifts in southeast Asian countries' political leadership has led to another worrying region-wide shift: away from liberalism.
Thailand's supposedly beloved king was a useful tool for some of his country's most unpleasant regimes.
A major insurgency is humiliating the Filipino army and sucking in huge ransoms – but all anyone wants to talk about is Islamic State.
Vietnam is deeply spooked by the struggle over the South China Sea – but its friends in south-east Asia aren't so keen to stand up to Beijing.
Calling Barack Obama a 'son of a whore' was just another PR disaster for a country already subject to lazy stereotypes.
Feared and deplored for his slash-and-burn approach to criminal justice, Rodrigo Duterte has suddenly shown his conciliatory side.
Genes are important in predicting the risk of myopia, but they alone cannot explain the epidemic.
When Kem Ley was shot in broad daylight in Phnom Penh, Cambodia lost a vital voice for freedom. But could his death galvanise a movement against the authoritarian old order?
A landmark ruling against Beijing will not solve one of the world's most worrying territorial disputes.
Despite joking about gang rape, insulting the Pope and admitting to personally killing criminals, the Philippines' new president was handed a healthy mandate.
Washington has been trying to corral the ASEAN countries into a unified bloc against China – but it could actually destabilise the region further.
Indonesia has both the world's largest Muslim population and a vibrant young democracy.