The U.S. ambassador in China gets cornered; Uruguay pushes ahead with legalizing pot
In today’s required reading: where al-Qaeda stands 11 years after the 9/11 attacks, Somalia’s struggle to recover after decades of warfare, and the possibility that four Pakistani soldiers who went missing 47 years ago might …
Russia hosts APEC in its remote Far East; arms sales skyrocket in 2012; the rest of the world yawns at the U.S. election
Today’s essential reading: a fishing dispute threatens bilateral relations between India and Sri Lanka, the South Korean government has been ordered to pay $2 million to a man wrongly imprisoned as a North Korean spy for 15 …
Military stakes set to rise in Asia-Pacific, Bangladesh forcefully tries to keep its place as a low-cost export powerhouse and fresh leaks on Iran’s nuclear program.
Today’s required reading: reports on and from inside Syria, Burma’s slow march towards media freedom and Chinese scorn for U.S. military moves in Asia.
This is not just about China. Depending on the dispute, it’s also South Korea vs. Japan, Japan vs. Taiwan, Taiwan vs. Vietnam, Vietnam vs. Cambodia, and numerous other permutations.