Closing the Factory Doors
For two centuries, countries have used low-wage labor to climb out of poverty. What will happen when robots take those jobs?
Myanmar’s Atrocities Demand New Sanctions
Rep. Eliot Engel’s sanctions legislation offers the right response to the Myanmar military’s campaign of murder and displacement.
Sexpat Journalists Are Ruining Asia Coverage
Newsroom predators in foreign bureaus hurt their colleagues — and their stories.
Aung San Suu Kyi Is A Politician, Not A Monster
Western liberals projected their own hopes onto "the Lady" — and then blamed her for not living up to them.
A Message From Philippine Sen. Leila de Lima
The 2017 Global Thinker hopes that the world will "keep watching the Philippines."
The Caliphate Is Destroyed, But the Islamic State Lives On
Why the United States can’t be complacent about undermining the remnants of the terrorist group.
The King Is Dead, and Thailand’s Storybook Monarchy Might Be Next
As Thailand mourns its revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the public braces for an uncertain future.
If Trump Forgets About Human Rights in Asia, the World Will Suffer
The United States ignores massive abuses at its own peril.
Trump Needs to Show That He Is Serious About America’s Rivalry With China
The president should use his trip to Asia to reassure allies and assert U.S. power.
China’s Mekong Plans Threaten Disaster for Countries Downstream
Beijing is building hydroelectric dams and dredging to allow bigger boats as worries of environmental devastation grow.
The Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingya Could Be the New Myanmar’s Original Sin
Any future success will be built on the blood of the Rohingya.
ASEAN’s Golden Moment in a Time of Crisis
If Trump wants to put pressure on North Korea or China, he's going to need to have good friends in Asia.
Cambodian Democracy Makes Its Last Gasps
An indifferent United States and assertive China have emboldened one of Asia’s longest-serving leaders to embrace outright authoritarianism.
The United States Is Losing Asia to China
Don't be fooled by the Trump administration's trade deal with Beijing. America is losing out badly on the bigger game.
After 100 Days, the Trump White House Still Lacks a Sound Policy Process
It is unclear what U.S. policy or strategy is, even on the most pressing issues.
Here’s How Trump Can Succeed in Southeast Asia
The president needs to learn of the benefits and necessity of multilateralism.
This Village In Vietnam Is Holding A Dozen Police Officers Hostage
It’s a rare sign of resistance against property seizure in the Communist-controlled country.
Trump’s Attempt at Personal Diplomacy With Xi Is No Substitute for Strategy
The new administration needs an Asia plan. Here are six core principles.
America Is Injuring Itself by Discouraging Foreign Visitors and Giving Up on Global Leadership
The Trump administration’s current approach will make the United States less rich, less safe, and less informed.
Here’s How the U.S. Can Retain Leadership in Asia
Secretary of State Rex Tilerson appears to have clarified the puzzling statements on the South China Sea that he made at his confirmation hearing. This is encouraging.