Jan 31, 2017

Indonesia's tolerance test

The turmoil surrounding Jakarta's governor is a test of Indonesia's democracy and its commitment to a tolerant and open form of Islam.

Jan 27, 2017

China as an open power

For the sake of China's future, Xi Jinping should embrace reforms rather than concentrate power in himself.

Jan 23, 2017

Trump goes to work

Rather than bridge the gaps between his followers and his opponents, U.S. President Donald Trump used his inauguration address to dig them deeper.

Jan 22, 2017

Unaddressed succession issues

One-off legislation may be the easiest way to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate, but it would leave the issue unresolved for future emperors.