Politics & Economy

President-elect Joko Widodo, center left, gestures while his vice president-elect, Jusuf Kalla, looks on before speaking to reporters at their transition headquarters in Jakarta on Sept. 15. © Reuters

Plan to dump local elections riles Indonesians

SOLO, Indonesia -- Two months on from the election that made Joko Widodo president-elect, posters and billboards backing the local hero are still a common sight around this provincial Central Java city. Jokowi, as the president-elect is widely kn...

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...

Geopolitico

Gary Schmitt: Why China won't condemn Russia over Crimea

A revealing shift in China's official attitudes to foreign policy lies in Beijing's lack o...

Economeister

Rita McGrath: Dealing with transience in Japanese business

One of the most popular, and I would argue, most dangerous, ideas in strategy is that the ...

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...