Politics & Economy

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, met with South Korean counterpart Han Min-koo on Thursday. © Reuters

Missile defense still an issue for US, South Korea

WASHINGTON -- American and South Korean officials have agreed to delay transferring control of joint wartime operations to the government in Seoul until it can better counter the North Korean threat, leaving the topic of missile defense untouched. ...

Economeister

Frederic Neumann: Asia should keep cutting subsidies

That reforms are urgently needed in Asia to keep growth humming along is not exactly a sec...

Geopolitico

Humphrey Hawksley: China will pay a price in Taiwan for its handling of Hong Kong

The support recently expressed by Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou for pro-democracy protes...

Abenomics

Former Economist editor Emmott says Abenomics is on the brink

LONDON -- It has been a year and a half since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration l...

Thai Turmoil

All the generals' men -- and two women: Thailand's new interim cabinet

BANGKOK -- Thailand's military leaders put another crucial element of their interim admini...

Changing India

Daniel Twining: India, the global swing state for US and China

As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the...