Off-the-books private lending is creating systemic risks in these two growing economies.
Asia Society's Tom Nagorski offers his predictions on Asia for the year to come, but says he'd "be surprised if any of them came true."
A buddhist monk takes a moment to pray in a monastery in Manila, the Philippines on November 18, 2012. (Andy*Enero/Flickr)
As Park Geun-hye becomes the latest Asian female head of state, Vishakha Desai wonders what, if anything, this means for women's issues in the region.
A student play evokes Pakistan's long-since departed Jewish community. Will other religious minorities go the way of the country's Jews?
China expert Jeffrey Wasserstrom lists the five books on China he most looks forward to reading in 2013.
South Korea’s first female president is also the daughter of its longest-ruling dictator, Park Chung-hee. Asia Society takes a look at reactions to the news.
A panoramic view of the Fann Mountains of northwest Tajikistan on September 24, 2012. (erh1103/Flickr)
For the wealthiest nations of the world, with the resources to act with foresight, now is the time to move away from divisive and often ill-informed biases toward migration challenges, writes Andrew Billo.
An innovative photography festival comes to rural Anhui province in China — until the local authorities have other ideas.