What gives with the nostaglia in some Asian countries for strongmen of the past? The yearning for yesteryear speaks to our disorienting times and a dearth of visionary leadership when it's most needed.
Thailand may offer the clearest example of how the U.S. Federal Reserve's ultralow interest rates have helped cover up deep-seated structural problems in emerging markets.Officials throughout Asia will regret ignoring the near suicidal course they're on.
The "nuclear village" is at the root of the cronyism, corruption and inertia that continue to prolong Japan's malaise and dent its competitiveness. Tokyo gubernatorial candidate Morihiro Hosokawa threatens that village.
As Park Geun-hye searches for ways to compete with China and Japan, the South Korean president is eyeing a rather surprising ally: Kim Jong Un. “Unification will allow the Korean economy to take a fresh leap forward and inject great vitality and energy,” Park ...
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's silence in the police investigtion of a Catholic priest for using the word "Allah" when referring to God highlights misplaced priorities that are holding Malaysia back even as Indonesia and other neighbors zoom forward.
George Soros probably shouldn’t expect any warm invitations to Beijing — not with the much-reviled short seller warning of a giant Chinese crash. The billionaire first shook a major government in September 1992, when he led an attack on the British pound. For his ...
It's tempting to roll one's eyes at the respective invocations of "Harry Potter's" Lord Voldemort by the Chinese and Japanese ambassadors to Britain in a diplomatic tit-for-tat, but the exchange is a troubling sign.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's weakening public standing doesn't bode well for the "third arrow" of his economic plan — lower trade barriers, less regulation and a greater embrace of free-market principles.