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Category: Policy

Australia, Asia, and Asylum Seekers

Sri Lankan asylum seekers engage in a hunger strike after their boat broke down on the way to Australia's Christmas Island on October 16, 2009 in Indonesia. (Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)
Policy

Australia faces both fortune, in the form of iron ores and a booming mining industry, and challenges, from illegal immigration from asylum seekers of Asia.

Photo of the Day: Indian Voter Holds ID Card

An Indian voter holds her identity card at a polling station in India's Bihar state on October 21, 2010. (DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

An Indian voter holds her identity card while in a queue at a polling station in Thakurganj village in India's Bihar state on October 21, 2010.

Is India Entering a Period of Darkness?

<i>Such a Long Journey</i> by Rohinton Mistry
Policy

Mumbai University bans Rohinton Mistry's book "Such a Long Journey" after Shiv Sena members predictably protest against its "derogatory" references to them.

Friends with Pervez?

Your friend Pervez (facebook.com)
Policy

His return to power is far from assured, but one thing former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf may have going for him are his many friends...on Facebook.

A Dangerous Disconnect in US-Pakistan Relations

A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard in front of burning NATO supplies oil tankers following a gunmen attack in Quetta on October 6, 2010. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Suspicion and mistrust on both sides.

Kyrgyzstan Votes

Kyrgyz women cast their votes at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in the village of Koy-Tash, some 15kms from Bishkek, on October 10, 2010. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

An orderly election in this Central Asian republic offers cause for measured optimism, says Philip Shishkin.

Beijing Reacts to Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo

Protesters from Hong Kong's Democratic Party and China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group demonstrate for the release of jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobao (pictured C) outside the China liaison offices in Hong Kong on October 11, 2010. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Nobel Prize award to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo a "very bitter pill to swallow" for Beijing.

The Afghan War: Nine Years On

Newly arrived U.S. Marines get a tour of outposts in their area of operation above Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge on October 6, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Policy

The Afghan War has gone on for nine years, with little to show for the effort.

Nobel Watch: Chinese War Over Peace Prize?

An activist holds a portrait of Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong on May 13, 2010. (ANTONY DICKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Much to China's chagrin, jailed dissident writer Liu Xiaobo is considered a front-runner for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Guess Who's Back?

Exiled former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf addresses a press conference in London on October 1, 2010. Musharraf set out his plan to return to politics in his country with the launch of a new party to galvanise his support. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The answer is Pervez Musharraf. And he's back with a bang, causing all sorts of mischief even before rejoining Pakistan's political arena.