China’s war on pollution

China’s rapid economic growth over the past two decades been nothing short of remarkable. Of course there’s been a dark side to this growth....

Olympic diplomacy in Korea

The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea have kicked off with official luge, biathlon and ski jumping training sessions. But these games may...

North Korea women’s rights

North Korea’s human rights record is among the worst in the world. But women in North Korea face particular challenges. North Korea is a...

China’s internet addicts

It’s hardly uncommon for parents to be worried their teenagers are spending too much time online. But in China the concern is particularly acute,...

Japanese pacifism under attack

After World War II, Japan adopted a constitution that formally renounced war or maintaining military forces. In the years since, Japan has...

North Korea’s nuclear gambit

Sixty-four years ago, a ceasefire brought a halt to the Korean War and left Korea divided.  But in recent weeks the frozen conflict on the...