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Articles on Asia.

Afghanistan: Hand of frendship reaches out beyond Pakistan. As Karzai signs strategic pact with India, did Burhanuddin Rabbani's assassination create a chasm between Afghanistan and Pakistan? October 5, 2011. 

Afghanistan: Why are we all there?  It seemed so logical after 9/11.  Now the end is nigh are we any further forward?  May 16, 2011.    

Asia: Slowing down. The economies of Asia are beginning to slow. How fast and for how long? November 25, 2011. 

Asia-Pacific: Massive change underway in top six economies.  Certain countries should develop very rapidly by 2050.  Which are they?  August 20, 2011. 

Bangladesh: Jute boom. After years of decline, the 'golden fibre' is resurgent. How will this effect Asia's 4th poorest economy? September 9, 2011. 

China: For commentaries on the People's Republic of China, click here.  

India: Boosting computer literacy in Tamil Nadu. Free laptops to schoolkids, a policy to enhance a state's rapidly growing tech industry. September 15, 2011. 

India: Political dynasties reign supreme. Although not the sole preserve of the Subcontinent, political dynasties thwart genuine meritocratic advance. November 29, 2011.

Indonesia: Witness the Papuan spring. Indonesian security forces disperse 5,000 from Third Papuan Congress rally near Jayapura. What next? October 20, 2011.

Malaysia: Transforming its capital into a great world city.  Kuala Lumpur is changing.  Rapidly.  June 1, 2011.  

Mongolia: Taking advantage of a copper and gold bonanza. The Gobi resource boom has started. September 10, 2011.   

Myanmar: ASEAN beckons. And chairing by 2014? October 31, 2011.  

Pakistan: Could Imran clean up politics? Khan's party, the PTI, gains momentum. The ex-cricket ace turned politician has spent 15 years on the campaign trail. Is this his time? November 29, 2011. 

Pakistan: The world watches powerlessly as flood waters rise. Fears that corrupt politicians would syphon aid into party coffers are only compounded by apparent government complacency. September 21, 2011. 

Singapore: for all commentaries on the City State of Singapore, click here.  

South Korea: President Ahn? South Korean politics needs a shake-out, and independents like Ahn Cheol-soo are poised to provide one. October 8, 2011. 

Thailand: Can PM Yingluck Shinawatra free Pattani?  The new PM could end the insurgency in the southern provinces.  August 8, 2011. 

Tibet: Independent or not? Emotions run high as 6,000 Tibetan exiles walk on soil transported into India by a Tibetan artist. But was Tibet ever a sovereign state? October 31, 2011.

Vietnam: A rocky path to economic stardom.  Dissidents are jailed and the Politburo's hold on power is unabated, but youth embraces the free market.  August 23, 2011.

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