A Global Call to End Online Extremism
Government leaders and tech companies convene to combat violent extremism online, an ongoing curfew amid violence in Sri Lanka, and the crackdown on Venezuela’s opposition continues.
Thailand’s Groundhog Day
The recent election replayed a similar vote from 1992. And if the historical precedent is any guide, Thai politics are about to get even messier.
Thai Politics Has a Princess but No Storybook Endings
With elections coming, the junta still fears the specter of Thaksin Shinawatra.
FIFA Cares About Cash, Not Players
By allowing a refugee soccer player to remain stranded in Thailand, soccer’s governing body is scoring another own goal.
Mission Impossible: Inside the Dramatic Cave Rescue of a Thai Soccer Team
Two U.S. special operations airmen recall the ordeal.
Torture, Morality at Heart of Senate Hearing on Trump’s Pick to Head CIA
Gina Haspel dodges questions but appears headed toward narrow confirmation.
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.
Facebook Can’t Cope With the World It’s Created
Zuckerberg needs to stop courting Beijing and start paying attention to the countries where Facebook matters.
If Trump Forgets About Human Rights in Asia, the World Will Suffer
The United States ignores massive abuses at its own peril.
America’s Biggest Southeast Asian Ally Is Drifting Toward China
Thailand has been slipping into Beijing's orbit for decades. It's time for Trump to make a counter-offer.
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.
How Not to Lose Asia to China
There's a hunger in the Pacific for U.S. involvement. And it's good for America, too.
How to Get Tough on China, in Six Easy Steps
Trump promises to stand up to Beijing, but if he gets it wrong, the blowback could haunt his presidency.
The Foreign Policy Wonk’s Best Songs of 2016
From Filipino folk to Ukrainian pop to the Rolling Stones, it was a turbulent political year, with a soundtrack to match.
Thailand Crowns a New King
But the monarch has big shoes to fill — at a time when Thailand needs steady leadership most.
A Chance for Change in the New Thailand
Now that the king is gone, can Thailand’s opposition come together to challenge the ruling military junta?
Thailand’s Junta (Respectfully) Wants the Monarchy To Know Who’s Boss
The military cooperated with the royal family for decades – but now it wants a subordinate, not a partner.
Thai Mourners Are Leaving Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Trash Outside the Royal Palace
Thai mourners are gathering to say goodbye to their king. But they're also leaving behind piles of trash.
Heavy Lies the Crown
The long career of Thailand’s king offers a study in the virtues of constitutional monarchy — and in the immense challenges of royal rule.
The King Is Dead. Is Thailand’s Monarchy Next?
Thailand’s revered king held the country together for more than 70 years. But his son’s succession could threaten everything he built.