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A peatland forest burns to make way for a palm oil plantation on Nov. 1, 2015, on the outskirts of Palangkaraya, in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Whoever Wins Indonesia’s Presidential Election, Indigenous People Will Lose

Millions of Indonesians lack basic protections. The presidential contenders don’t seem to care.

An Indonesian election commission worker arranges ballot boxes in preparation for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Surabaya on March 18. (Juni Kriswanto/AFP/Getty Images)

What’s at Stake in Indonesia’s Elections?

The world’s third-largest democracy goes to the polls.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) leaves after an inspection of a mock-up F35A fighter  during a review ceremony at the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's Hyakuri air base Ibaraki prefecture on Oct. 26, 2014.

The Japanese Air Force Needs an Upgrade

Faced with China’s increasing aggression, Japan must invest in fifth-generation fighter jets to deter Beijing’s expansion.

South Korean television shows footage of the public demolition of a North Korean cooling tower at the Yongbyon nuclear complex on June 27, 2008. (JUNG Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images)

The Push for a Trump-Kim Nuke Deal Is Far From Over

When it comes to an agreement between Washington and Pyongyang, doing it right beats doing it fast.

U.S. President Donald Trump departs his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi on Feb. 28. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Was Right to Walk Away

In resisting the temptation to make a bad deal, he avoided failure at the Hanoi summit.

Pakistani Wing Commander Bilal presents sweets to Indian Border Security Force Commandant Sudeep during a ceremony to celebrate Pakistan's Independence Day at the India-Pakistan Wagah border post on Aug. 14, 2018. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

New Delhi and Islamabad Don’t Want Fire and Fury

As hostilities between India and Pakistan escalate, leaders in both countries are very aware of the risks of a nuclear catastrophe.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walk at the White House in Washington on June 7, 2018. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hanoi Summit Has Tokyo Feeling Left Out

Japan worries its interests will be ignored in deal between U.S. and North Korea.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton listen to President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, on Oct. 11, 2018. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

The Real North Korea Summit Is Inside the Trump Administration

It’s clear by now what North Korea is willing to offer in nuclear negotiations. The question is what the United States makes of it.

Children use a tire to cross a flooded street in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines on Sept. 16, 2018. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

There’s More Bad News Than You Think

A new study finds some of the world’s biggest humanitarian disasters go virtually uncovered.

A signboard welcomes the upcoming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a restaurant in Tu Liem District in Hanoi on Feb. 20. (Linh Pham/Getty Images)

Hanoi Is Happy Cozying Up to Trump

At the U.S.-North Korea summit, the host may be the biggest winner.

Vehicles burn along a road during a protest in Jammu on Feb. 15, the day after an attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Pulwama, Kashmir. (Rakesh Bakshi/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan Has No More Excuses for Supporting Terrorism

A murderous attack in Kashmir rocks relationships throughout Asia.

Sayragul Sauytbay sits inside a defendants' cage during a hearing at a court in Zharkent, Kazakhstan, on July 13, 2018. (Ruslan Pryanikov/AFP/Getty Images)

She Fled China’s Camps—but She’s Still Not Free

Sayragul Sauytbay, the only person to have worked inside an internment camp in Xinjiang and spoken publicly about it, now faces an uncertain future in Kazakhstan.

Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, South Korea's President Moon Jae-In, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha pose for a group photo before the start of the ASEAN-China on Nov. 14, 2018 in Singapore. (Ore Huiying/Getty Images)

China Couldn’t Dominate Asia if It Wanted to

There are plenty of reasons Asia has been multipolar for almost all of recorded history, and Beijing understands them all.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un  in Singapore on June 12, 2018. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump to Hold Second Meeting With North Korea’s Kim Next Month

The U.S. president will press his counterpart for more tangible commitments to dismantle nuclear weapons.

Clouds above the Shanghai skyline on July 31, 2014. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

A Preview of Your Chinese Future

China’s vision of world order is a more radical departure—and more realistic alternative—than the West understands.

Water is released from the floodgates of the Xiaolangdi dam on the Yellow River near Luoyang, China on June 29, 2016. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

The Beautiful Rivers—And the Dammed

Advances in solar and wind power mean that hydropower is no longer the only renewable game in town—and that’s good news for the world’s rivers.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, pose with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, on the top of Mount Paektu on Sept. 20. (Photo by Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool/Getty Images)

Washington Scrambles to Slow Seoul’s Roll

The United States is worried North Korea will pocket goodies from its southern neighbor without giving up its nukes.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the ASEAN summit in Singapore on Nov. 15. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Needs Pence’s Reassurance

He should confront Trump’s mistakes and put forward a positive agenda.

Joanna Chiu (left) speaking at the U.S. launch of NüVoices in New York on Nov. 1. (Jia Guo/SupChina)

Meet the Group Amplifying China’s New Voices

In a male-dominated field, a collective supporting women covering China is wading into uncharted waters.

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