FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The foreign policy debate between Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama excluded certain important issues that were not among those questions selected by moderator Bob Shieffer. The three Asian issues given the most attention were Iran, China, and Afghan-Pakistan. And even on these issues the debate deepened uncertainty regarding the presidential candidates’ policies.
ASIAWATCH — A relative unknown has been named Valentine’s Day Terrorist of the year by famed journalist and sometimes impresario Sheikh Ya’erbuti. Speaking from his private yacht, Ya’erbuti said the honor was bestowed on Amin […]
FAR EAST ASIA CORRESPONDENT — The Malaysian government has had a hard time coping with the May election, which resulted in voters deserting the ruling party in droves and Prime Minister Najib Razak relying on […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Former resistance leader and head of the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT), the charismatic Xanana Gusmao, will again lead East Timor with officials confirming he won more than 36 percent of the […]