After the fallout, it’s boom to bust
By Alex Preston - 24 March 13:30

The economic slump in Japan has lasted 20 years. Now, just as the gloom seemed to be lifting, has th

Humbled by nature, humble by culture
By Susanna Jones - 24 March 13:30

The scale of the 11 March Japanese earthquake and tsunami is a profound reminder of just how small w

Japan’s energy needs post-earthquake aren’t a worry yet
By Liam McLaughlin - 18 March 17:59

A spike in Japanese demand for LNG can easily be met, but futures markets should calm themselves.

The world fears Japan has lost control of the crisis
By George Eaton - 17 March 9:49

International criticism of Japan’s handling of the nuclear crisis grows.

Fukushima’s lessons in climate change
By Mark Lynas - 17 March 8:38

If we abandon nuclear power, prepare for catastrophic global warming.

On video: Japan’s tsunami
By Duncan Robinson - 16 March 15:48

Astonishing footage shows the moment when a series of waves ripped through Japan’s eastern coast.

Who rules Pakistan?
By Catriona Luke - 08 March 11:52

The country's democracy is a veneer for the shady controlling forces that sit behind it.

Why Indian tax evasion costs the UK
By Liam McLaughlin - 04 March 17:26

Though increased tax justice could help both developed and developing nations, it is unlikely we can

What the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti means for Pakistan
By Samira Shackle - 02 March 16:56

The PPP’s decision to back down on blasphemy laws gives a huge boost to the country’s extremists.

The Week so Far
By Staff blogger - 17 February 14:56

1. Europe

The young Pakistani actress taking on the mullahs
By Catriona Luke - 09 February 15:58

Veena Malik's feisty and intelligent attack has become a YouTube hit, but is ignored by the Pakistan

Soldiers, rebels and unlikely heroes
By Issam Ahmed - 19 January 17:43

Photo Essay: Pakistan. Photographs by Alixandra Fazzina, Noor Images.

Land of the weird? More like the fabulous
By Alice Miles - 13 January 10:47

From social welfare and education to chic Christmas shopping, Singapore is near the top of world lea

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 29 December 7:25

Pakistan: coalition

British woman faces death sentence
By Sholto Byrnes - 17 December 8:24

Should it be one law for “us” and another for “them”?

Lighting up the subcontinent
By James Turner - 09 December 11:48

New renewable energy schemes in India promise an end to power cuts, but only if they receive interna

John Pilger on Vietnam's last battle: the fight for wellbeing
By John Pilger - 06 December 10:28

Vietnam was punished for its victory when US troops left. Its welfare dream has faded, but the people endure.

WikiLeaks, Princess Anne and Mauritius
By Sean Carey - 03 December 9:43

The Princess Royal gets caught up in a political storm in Mauritius.

North Korea hits-out at South Korean military exercises
By New Statesman - 26 November 9:17

North Korea criticised "the reckless plan of those trigger-happy elements to stage again war exercis

Aung San Suu Kyi set for release
By Duncan Robinson - 12 November 11:00

Reports from Burma claim that the pro-democracy leader could be freed as early as Sunday.

Post-flood Pakistan is recovering, but issues still remain
By Jean Lambert - 10 November 18:20

The international relief effort has worked — but it has thrown up new problems.

Night of the junta
By Ambika Reddy - 07 November 13:02

Despite a sham election, Aung San Suu Kyi’s imminent release offers hope to Burma.

David Cameron’s China visit
By Sholto Byrnes - 04 November 11:14

He won’t find many of his kind of liberal there.

China and Iran vie for the subcontinent
By Catriona Luke - 28 October 18:49

Iran’s destabilising influence in Afghanistan is just the tip of a geopolitical iceberg.

Being untouchable no longer
By David Griffiths - 28 October 13:36

Increasingly powerful voices in India are calling for a true end to discrimination based on caste.

Suharto the “hero”?
By Sholto Byrnes - 25 October 11:18

Can this monster be about to be rehabilitated so quickly?

Ignoble reactions to the Nobel Peace Prize
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 October 11:32

Not everyone is pleased Liu Xiaobo is this year's laureate

New Zealand television host resigns over racial comments
By New Statesman - 11 October 12:09

Presenter Paul Henry leaves job after diplomatic protest from Indian government.

Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize
By Caroline Crampton - 08 October 11:46

Jailed Chinese pro-democracy activist is honoured in spite of Beijing's criticisms

Everything is broken
By Arundhati Roy - 05 October 9:13

In its desire to become a superpower, India is rushing towards tyranny. Real power now lies with a c