6 August 2015

The youths who told the truth about Hiroshima

How an education charity confronted the horrors of the Bomb.

24 March 2015

The Communist who made Singapore a capitalist success

Lee Kuan Yew transformed a small trading post – but at a cost.

24 March 2015

Lee Kuan Yew: the last of the great authoritarians

Love him or loathe him, he had something his successors lack.

14 November 2014

Don’t blame judges for the decline of democracy

It’s not just bureaucrats who are suspicious of the demos.

17 September 2014

After the Sewol disaster: the future of South Korea

The sinking of a ship packed with schoolchildren is unravelling political life in Korea.

29 April 2014

South Korea ferry disaster: playing the blame game

Pundits have even blamed South Korean culture for the Sewol tragedy.

19 March 2014

MH370: conspiracy theorists adore a vacuum

The endless speculation about that Malaysian plane is doing no one any favours.

22 January 2014

Well-off NGOs celebrating tribal poverty

Survival International's 'proud not primitive' campaign celebrates hardship and backwardness.