The Belt and Road Initiative Is a Corruption Bonanza
Despots and crooks are using China’s infrastructure project to stay in power—with Beijing's help.
The Quad Is Not Enough
Trump has revived a four-way security dialogue among the United States, India, Australia, and Japan, but if it's going to make China pay attention, it will need some new members.
Malaysia Can’t Decide if Zakir Naik Is a Preacher or a Terrorist
The fiery Muslim teacher is wanted back home in India, but Malaysia won’t give him up.
‘The Best Form of Jihad Is to Tell a Word of Truth’
Islam helps inspire Southeast Asian journalists to fight for press freedoms.
Islamic Leaders Have Nothing to Say About China’s Internment Camps for Muslims
Hundreds of thousands of Uighur have been detained without trial in China's western region of Xinjiang.
Malaysia’s Diplomacy Is Trapped in Mahathir’s Shadow
The newly energized democracy is missing the chance to make its diplomatic mark in the region.
Malaysia’s $6.5 Billion Scandal Almost Sank Its Democracy
The cover-up of the 1MDB affair was taking the country toward autocracy — until the people won the day.
Sexpat Journalists Are Ruining Asia Coverage
Newsroom predators in foreign bureaus hurt their colleagues — and their stories.
Everyday Anger Brought Down Malaysia’s Government
Corruption and incompetence pushed Malaysians to end decades of one-party rule.
Malaysia’s Elites Ride The People’s Tsunami
Amid a democratic triumph, the new boss is still literally the old boss.
If Trump Forgets About Human Rights in Asia, the World Will Suffer
The United States ignores massive abuses at its own peril.
‘Despacito’ Is Too Sexy for Malaysia, Says Minister
State-owned outlets are prohibited from broadcasting the steamy Latin hit.
Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother Was Mysteriously Assassinated. Here’s What We Know.
Another twist in the saga of the hermit kingdom’s ruling family.
The World’s Biggest Muslim Nation Is Telling Its Citizens to Shut Up About Trump
Indonesians and Malaysians are afraid they could be next in the U.S. president’s crosshairs.
Can Rohingya Refugees Finally Leave the Shadows?
Migrants from Myanmar have been forced into hiding in Malaysia, but a new U.N. pilot program promises some of them — and other refugees in the region — a chance at a better life.
Watch: Duterte’s Karaoke Performance Is Most Definitely the Wind Beneath Our Wings
But he should probably stick to his day job.
Russia Is In Tailspin Over MH17 Shootdown Report
Moscow’s counterspin hits high gear to discredit a Dutch-led inquiry that strongly indicates Russia played a role in downing of Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine.
It’s Not All Doom And Gloom in Southeast Asia
The U.S. pivot to Asia has led to a lot of hand-wringing about the region’s democratic shortcomings. In reality, it’s looking pretty good.
Is Malaysia’s Single-Party State Starting to Crack?
Meet the unlikely alliance trying to take down Malaysia’s embattled prime minister.
The Worst Corruption Scandals of 2015
A number of corruption scandals exploded in 2015. FP looks back at some of the most egregious.