Through the power of rituals, inanimate objects can be understood to transform into agents who can see, hear, taste and respond to the concerns of those who worship them.
Fewer than a quarter of once-colonized countries make official government-to-government requests for an apology or reparations.
It’s good to talk − just don’t expect it to result in a reset in relations between Beijing and Washington.
Hawkish foreign policy wonks have called for a breakup of Russia. But would that fall into Beijing’s hands?
Across cultures, death rituals give mourners a chance to grieve. But they also offer one last opportunity to help the deceased as they transition to the next stage of existence.
Although there have progress to achieve gender equality, women are still under-represented in diplomacy in Asia.
Following deteriorating relations with the West, Russia has shifted focus to Asia, and hold China to help expand its influence.
Chinese politicians have looked toward policies to encourage couples to have more children to offset population decline. It hasn’t worked.
A strange worm found in the jungle, then harvested and preserved in… gin, provides a better understanding of the evolution and genetics of flatworms.
Terms like ‘Third World’ and ‘developing nations’ have long fallen out of fashion.
Social media account of Cambodia’s long-serving leader was deleted amid a spat with Facebook over videoed threats of violence against opposition supporters.
South Korea’s fertility rate fell below the level needed to sustain a population in the mid-1980s – and it never recovered. It is now below one child per woman during her reproductive years.
Japan has a rich queer history and is seeing societal changes in favor of greater LGBTQ recognition. That said, national politicians have yet to catch up.
Buddha’s birthday has not always been a major holiday for Buddhists, but is now celebrated in diverse ways throughout Asia.
Protests took hold across Pakistan following the detention of the opposition leader and former cricket star – raising tensions in an election year.
A new study looks back into history to assess human impacts on the range of Asian elephants and finds sharp decline starting several centuries ago.
The ‘Washington Declaration’ unveiled during the state visit by South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol gives Seoul a greater role in coordinating a nuclear response strategy.
The meeting is just the second US state visit during the Biden administration. It comes as Washington and Seoul face common concerns.
Since seizing power in a 2021 coup, Myanmar’s military has killed more than 3,000 civilians and pro-democracy activists. But the army has struggled to contain an armed resistance movement.
While there are some benefits to the free trade agreement, the UK would be better off striking a deal with its neighbours.