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An airplane flies over commuters on a street in Ho Chi Minh City on September 22, 2022. Tan Son Nhat International Airport has been operating well over capacity for years, but efforts to build a third terminal have been slowed due, in part, to what analysts say are unintended consequences of an anti-corruption crackdown. 
Long anticipated, a sweeping crackdown on corruption has some officials too nervous to start new infrastructure projects, procure medical equipment, and more.
A raised hand holds a mask depicting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Neighbor to a superpower, India’s foreign policy has long been one of treading lightly. Under Narendra Modi that has begun to change.
This combination of photos created on August 9, 2022, shows women posing for portraits in different cities in Afghanistan.
Long lumped into a single box of victimhood, the women of Afghanistan are trying to reclaim their identity.
Aerial view of the lagoons of Kirimati, also known as Christmas Island, part of the Republic of Kiribati in the central Pacific Ocean.
As geopolitics heats up in the region, superpowers would be wise to listen to their Pacific Island counterparts.
A young student looks up at a portrait of Vincent Chin.
But why is it often ignored in U.S. classrooms?
Helen Zia participates in a Vincent Chin rally in Detroit in 1983.
After another painful year for Asian Americans, a veteran activist reflects on what has — and hasn’t — changed since the movement began decades ago.
Supply chain disruptions were a big story in 2021
Countries and companies are scrambling to adjust to a world where the pandemic, geopolitics, and other factors have upended traditional paradigms.
Chinese President Xi Jinping
The success of an Australia-India-Japan-United States strategic dialogue poses a major threat to Beijing's ambitions.
A man wearing personal protective equipment helps cremate the bodies of COVID-19 victims.
What was supposed to be a year of recovery brought forth fresh challenges — in Asia and beyond.
John Kerry, Xie Zhenhua
In the first year under President Biden, the U.S. and China began re-engaging on climate. But what really matters is whether this will now translate into joint action.
Registered nurse Yeni Sandoval wears personal protective equipment while she cares for a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California, on January 3, 2021.
A doctor's dispatch from the frontlines.