Keyword: year-end 2011
In the Asia-Pacific region, large-scale migration continues to be an upwardly trending phenomenon and, sadly, migrant vulnerability and exploitation is glaringly apparent, writes Andrew Billo.
Social media has been the single most important platform for the silent Pakistani majority to share its rejection of terrorism, writes Ayesha Haroon.
Credit is tightening, economic growth is moderating, and property prices are finally falling, yet Asia remains one of the few true growth regions of the world, writes Sheridan Prasso.
A severe gender imbalance will leave 40 million Chinese men without a bride, writes Alexandra Harney.
Whatever you think of Thaksin Shinawatra, his refusal to return to Thailand has been destabilizing for the country, writes Duncan McCargo.
The only useful outlet for the expression of popular concerns in China is the internet, says new media expert Hu Yong.
"As the smoke has cleared and the dust has settled, the situation appears depressingly normal," writes Bertil Lintner.
A look back at 2011's "micro-disputes" in Southeast Asia may provide a glimpse into the types of spats the region will continue to face, writes Andrew Billo.
The stage is set for increased scrutiny around upcoming elections in Taiwan, the United States and South Korea, and a leadership transition scheduled to take place in China, writes Michael Kulma.