The ghosts that haunt Japan’s North Korea policy

Japan risks undermining its interests in denuclearisation if it gets carried away with its stance on North Korean abductions, writes Lloyd Rhodes.

Massive crowd of student protesters in Bangladesh

How student protests breathed new life into Bangladeshi bureaucracy

The Bangladeshi youth’s disruption of a dysfunctional decades-old system is a milestone for good governance in the country, writes Zohra Akhter.

Learning to live Indonesian Islam

Panicked prophecies about a rise of conservative Islam in Indonesia do little to address the underlying issues, writes Alia Huberman.

Predicting Japan’s next era name

As the Heisei Period draws to a close, how will the name of the next Emperor’s period be decided? Timothy Magarry writes.