President Sirisena's decision to overthrow the prime minister and install a political rival has thrown the country's fragile democracy in disarray.
Popular Prime Minister Narendra Modi will manage the results of several state elections this year and must navigate potential flashpoints with Pakistan and China.
Looking back on an eventful year across the world's largest and most dynamic continent.
The president's decision not to anoint a successor ends a brief period of orderly succession in the country.
New York Times reporter Edward Wong discusses how he came to rethink his assumptions that the Chinese are questioning the Communist Party's legitimacy.
Author Howard French explains why Beijing's behavior in the South China Sea is consistent with how the country has always viewed itself.