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Asia's Two Very Different Futures

Zachary Keck, The National Interest

Pilot Suicide for Flight MH370?

A. Ranganathan, The Hindu

The Story of the Century

Roger Cohen, New York Times

It’s well established that we are living in the Asian Century. Just what the Asian Century will look like is open to debate....(full article)

From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perh...(full article)

It may be as simple, and horrific, as that....(full article)

Good morning, this is Brian Bowman of CNN on Day X with breaking news on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: The zombie plane theory still has legs! Some aviation experts say it is gaini...(full article)

Compared to Malaysia’s maladroit handling of the mystery surrounding flight MH370, the way many countries have rushed to help, particularly in the search in the remote southern I...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Could MH370 Damage China-Malaysia Ties? - Shannon Tiezzi, Diplomat

Frustrations in China towards Malaysia’s handling of the search and rescue mission could spill over to affect ties....

MH370: The Titanic of Our Time - Lindy McDowell, Belfast Telegraph

We've fallen (again) into the trap of over-reliance on the infallibility of all our technology....

10 Theories About Flight 370 - Tom de Castella, BBC Magazine

As the search for Malaysia Airlines missing Boeing 777 moves into its 11th day, a multitude of theories about the plane's fate are circulating on forums and social media. Here, for...

Flight MH370: The Plot Thickens - The Economist

It was always going to be significant that the Malaysian prime minister himself, Najib Razak, took the daily press conference on March 15th that is usually given by his underlings....

Did Terrorists Take Control of Flight 370? - Peter Bergen, CNN

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters over the weekend that "deliberate" action by somebody on board accounted for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 veering off course. Co...

A Plane Disappears, Malaysia's Flaws Emerge - William Pesek, Bloomberg

Confusion doesn't normally make for a great economic indicator. But the chaos that's marred the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is revealing quite a bit about Malaysi...

How Does a Plane Vanish in This Day and Age? - Dallas Morning News

In a world where rental car companies can track the location of their cars at any given moment, where we can turn a home alarm on or off from the seat of an airliner cruising at an...

Malaysia Delivers Confusion While Loved Ones Need Closure - SMH

The Herald hopes that by the time you read this editorial the mystery has been solved. We need the conspiracy theories and misinformation surrounding Malaysia Airlines flight MH370...

Mystery of the Missing Plane Gets Murkier - Deccan Chronicle

The greatest aviation mystery of the modern era has thrown up several questions about contemporary problems, ranging from the most obvious, the threat of terrorism and laxity in de...

The World Rallies to Help Malaysia - New Straits Times

From the very outset, help was bountiful. Initially and necessarily, those nations most relevant immediately mobilised: Malaysia, where the aircraft originated, Vietnam, whose airs...

Terror Fears Fly in China Following MH370 - Rachel Lu, Foreign Policy

The schism between Chinese mainstream and social media depictions of the flight's fate has caused consternation among some social media users. In a post that was later deleted by c...

Can This Man Save Asian Democracy? - Bloomberg View

One might well despair of democracy in Southeast Asia, judging by the events of recent weeks: crackdowns on protesters in Cambodia, anti-Christian attacks in Malaysia and anti-Musl...

The Word That's Pulling Malaysia Apart - William Pesek, Bloomberg

Malaysia advertises itself as a vibrant beacon of multiculturalism and tolerance. But if UMNO really wanted to broaden its appeal, why not give all Malaysians the same opportunitie...

Protests Greet New Year in Southeast Asia - Mong Palatino, The Diplomat

Southeast Asia was rocked by street protests during the first week of the new year –  a troubling preview of the unfolding political and economic crisis gripping many countrie...

Southeast Asia Wonders and Worries About China - Fareed Zakaria, WaPo

As China has grown in importance, its neighbors have become increasingly attentive to the Middle Kingdom. In the past, the only politics they followed outside their country was in ...

Asia's Looming Power Shift - Rajan Menon, The National Interest

A likely consequence of the divergent interests among Greater Asia's most powerful states and the absence of effective institutions to facilitate collective action is that problems...

Collapse of Racial Politics in Southeast Asia - Todd Crowell, New Geography

The recent general election in Malaysia left behind a bitter legacy of political divisions, threats of lawsuits, growing demonstrations, and arrests under the Sedition Act. In a la...

A Dangerous Result in Malaysia's Election - The Economist

AT FIRST sight, the general election in Malaysia on May 5th, the closest-fought since independence in 1957, looks encouraging. A lively campaign inspired a remarkable turnout of 85...

Fair Elections Won't Fix Malaysia's Problems - John Lee, The Australian

It is commonly said that elections in many of Southeast Asia's fledging democracies are sometimes free and other times fair, but never both. The refusal of Malaysian Opposition Lea...

The Sad State of Malaysia - Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald

Malaysia's decision to ban an Australian independent senator, Nick Xenophon, tells us a good deal about the state of its government, the world's longest-ruling outside the communis...

Malaysia's Unwise Hamas Dalliance - The Australian

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has ill-served the cause of anti-terrorism in our region by going to Gaza for talks with Hamas leaders. He became the first non-Arab head of go...

Understanding the South China Sea Disputes - Indian Defence Review

The South China Sea is bounded by China in the North, the Philippines in the East, Vietnam in the West, Malaysia as also Brunei in the South East and Indonesia in the South West. T...

Beijing Worrying Many Neighbors - Greg Sheridan, The Australian

Something very strange is happening at the moment in the East China Sea and in the South China Sea, and Australia should be taking serious notice of these developments. In both are...

Southeast Asia Deals with Fallout - Prashanth Parameswaran, Diplomat

Over the last few days, the world has witnessed uproar in more than 20 countries over video clips from “Innocence of Muslims”, a U.S.-made anti-Muslim film ridiculing the Pro...

Island Grabbing in Asia - Michael Klare, Foreign Affairs

Last month, Japanese activists planted their country's flag on one of the Senkaku Islands (which the Chinese call the Diaoyu Islands), a chain claimed by China, Japan, and Taiwan. ...

China Breaks Ice on Northern Sea Route - Ravi Velloor, Korea Herald

In April, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited Iceland and Sweden - both Arctic Council members. Economic opportunities aside, gripped by a growing sense of siege thanks to the Ameri...

Europe: Learn from Developing World Crises - Jayati Ghosh, Guardian

There is a widespread sense that what is happening in the European economy today is unprecedented – the fallout of an attempt at economic union without political commitment to ...

Calming the Waters in South China Sea - Gareth Evans, Project Syndicate

The South China Sea – long regarded, together with the Taiwan Strait and the Korean Peninsula, as one of East Asia’s three major flashpoints – is making waves aga...

Backsliding in Burma and Malaysia? - Luke Hunt, ASEAN Beat

Malaysia and Burma remain poles apart in most aspects of life—religion, ethnicity, and politics—but where they seem more akin in recent times has been in trying to improve re...

Asian Values Offer No Easy Fix for Europe - Pankaj Mishra, Bloomberg

Politicians in the West, as well as the East, have increasingly reached for the rhetoric of cultural nationalism, especially as they surrender economic sovereignty to the transnati...

SE Asia in Quandary over U.S.-China Rivalry - Martin Petty, Reuters

A U.S.-China tug-of-war over Southeast Asian influence is proving to be a critical test for Washington's "pivot" East as Beijing strengthens its economic and military clout in i...

The End of the Asian Miracle - Antoine Van Agtmael, Foreign Policy

The investment guru who coined the term "emerging markets" returns from Asia, finds that the slowdown is real, and offers five game-changing events that are reshaping the global e...

Why Asia Wants America - Sen. John McCain, The Diplomat

The United States is still the partner of choice for many Asian nations, but Washington needs to put aside its political bickering....

Malaysia Puts Bush and Cheney on Trial - Luke Hunt, The Diplomat

For decades, critics have politely pointed to Malaysia as a country of parallel universes. Laws separate race and religion, and people who live and work side by side are forced to ...

The Age of Authoritarian Democracy - Sergei Karaganov, Project Syndicate

Western capitalism's model of a society based on near-universal affluence and liberal democracy looks increasingly ineffective compared to the competition. Authoritarian countrie...

Red Roses, Black Market - Alessandra Ram, The List

Five places that aren't feeling the love this Valentine's Day....

The Rise of State Capitalism - The Economist

The spread of a new sort of business in the emerging world will cause increasing problems....

Anwar Verdict Resets Malaysian Politics - Simon Roughneen, Asia Times

  KUALA LUMPUR - A not-guilty verdict in a sex scandal case against Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim could prove a game-changer in the run-up to elections due by 2013 bu...

A 'Test' of Democracy Malaysia Might Fail - Washington Post

on Monday a struggle over human rights and democracy will come to a head in an important Muslim country. The site is not Egypt or Turkey but Malaysia, a country of 28 million th...

Malaysia's Militant Headache - Luke Hunt, The Diplomat

Recent arrests have sparked fears that militants may be eyeing a Mumbai-style attack. Foreigners would be the likely target....

America's Pacific Century - Hillary Clinton, Foreign Policy

The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action....

Malaysia's Sham Sodomy Trial - Joshua Kurlantzick, The Daily Beast

For the second time in roughly a decade, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is facing trumped-up charges. But this time around, his supporters are unlikely to yield until t...

Malaysia Renews Model of Islamic Democracy - Sholto Byrnes, The National

Not so long ago there used to be much talk of another model with a far greater track record than Indonesia (which has only been a democracy since 1998), which embodied the coexiste...

Reviving Gandhi's Legacy in Asia - Todd Crowell, RealClearWorld

It has been more than 100 years since Mohandas Gandhi proclaimed the principles of Satyagrahya, literally the path to truth, or what the rest of the world chooses to call non-vio...

South China Sea Is the Future of Conflict - Robert Kaplan, Foreign Policy

The 21st century's defining battleground is going to be on water....

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