Boris keeps Turks waiting
By Syed Hamad Ali - 10 September 13:02

Ankara's man in London explains why his country's place is at the heart of Europe and how after all

Bloodthirsty madness
By David Griffiths - 05 September 12:45

The deplorable killing of Swami Lakhmananda Saraswati gave Hindu extremists the excuse to unleash a

Are the Kalash being converted to Islam?
By Maureen Lines - 04 September 15:37

Maureen Lines reveals how some Western journalists get disappointed when the truth they wanted doesn

The city reborn
By Paul Theroux - 04 September 11:11

After more than 30 years, Paul Theroux returns to Saigon and finds it changed, but still scarred by

Hard power in the Caucasus
By Alexandros Petersen - 03 September 13:06

Russia's willingness to break the so-called international rules of territorial integrity is less a c

In the footsteps of Genghis Khan
By Syed Hamad Ali - 02 September 12:52

The Mongols once conquered vast swaths of Asia and Europe. These days the country's jovial new ambas

Temples of the Kalasha religion
By Maureen Lines - 02 September 11:50

Most anthropologists believe that a good deal of the Kalasha religion may have been borrowed from Is

Pakistan's ancient religion
By Maureen Lines - 01 September 17:21

Maureen Lines gives insight into the ancient religion of the Kalash people who live in the mountains

Will the Dalai Lama return to Tibet?
By Meindert Gorter - 29 August 12:09

Meindert Gorter gives his views on religious freedom in China today and the prospects of the Dalai L

Why did the Dalai Lama ban Dorje Shugden?
By Meindert Gorter - 28 August 12:30

Meindert Gorter explores the history and reasons behind the Dalai Lama's ban on the deity Dorje Shug

Talking to the Taliban
By Chris Sands - 28 August 10:22

For Afghan insurgents every death, no matter from which side, is a step closer to victory

In deep water
By Alice Albinia - 28 August 10:22

A proposed dam in the Indus Valley threatens to destroy both lives and ancient sites

Are Dalai Lama's critics backed by China?
By Meindert Gorter - 27 August 12:25

Followers of the Dalai Lama claim that China is behind dissent by those who question his ban on the

The deity banned by Dalai Lama
By Meindert Gorter - 26 August 10:56

Meindert Gorter talks about Dorje Shugden, a Buddhist deity whose worship has been banned by the Dal

After the Games, China must face reality
By Lindsey Hilsum - 21 August 10:28

It's time for Beijing's bureaucrats to turn their attention to the real problems facing the country

Musharraf's departure will not bring peace
By Ziauddin Sardar - 21 August 10:28

Pakistan is breathing a sigh of relief - but Musharraf has left the country in a total mess

China’s other world
By Leeshai Lemish - 20 August 11:11

Leeshai Lemish tells of his and Ethan Gutmann’s journey into the persecution of Falun Gong

The Kashmir tinderbox
By Meenakshi Ganguly - 19 August 13:23

Recent unrest in Kashmir has undermined peace prospects between nuclear powers. Meenakshi Ganguly lo

Why is Falun Gong Banned?
By Leeshai Lemish - 19 August 10:34

Leeshai Lemish looks at the history and causes of the Chinese Communist Party’s campaign against Fal

Being a Falun Gong practitioner
By Leeshai Lemish - 18 August 11:16

Often in the news but rarely understood, Falun Gong is regularly associated with Chinese human right

Livingstone's £20,000 Chinese Takeaway
By Martin Bright - 15 August 16:47

The former mayor and his economics guru fly off on luxury Olympics junket

A responsibility to protect?
By Elena Jurado - 15 August 14:34

The extent to which Russia agrees to play by international rules will depend on the willingness of t

More blood for oil!
By Paul Evans - 15 August 12:39

Illegal invasions by imperialist armies are fine, so long they’re committed by Russia plus the commo

Tajikistan's man in London
By Syed Hamad Ali - 15 August 11:21

Tajikistan's first ever ambassador to the UK, Erkin Kasymov, says that before 9/11 the international

Drawing a blank on Georgia
By Iain Simons - 15 August 10:31

The controversy over the missing maps of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Was it deliberate? Google

Bulldozing Beijing
By Sukhdev Sandhu - 14 August 11:03

<strong>City of Heavenly Tranquillity: Beijing in the History of China</strong>

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China's forgotten people
By Amy Reger - 08 August 12:34

This week's terror attack in China has brought an intense barrage of publicity to the Uighurs. Amy R

It could have been me
By Peter Tatchell - 07 August 10:21

The Olympic Games are upon us, but one Beijing activist has found there's nowhere to run if you dare

Why China is frightened of horses
By Lindsey Hilsum - 07 August 10:21

The Communist Party doesn't believe in anything - not in God, nor ghosts, nor spirits - so why are t

Back from the brink
By Simon Hooper - 07 August 10:21

Observations on Turkey