All these different societies have emerged organically and there is no way to look at Indonesia as a single homogenous culture. It's part of the magic of the country.
When it comes to wages, while not as horrific as the circumstances described above, American women still lag far behind men in their pay for doing the same jobs.
Japan has always been Washington's number one Asian ally. That was demonstrated with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's trip to Washington, highlighted by a speech to Congress. Unfortunately, the relationship increases the likelihood of a confrontation between the U.S. and China.
Part of investing in a new world is discovering exactly what those individuals love. Those countries and industries that are part of the migration of money from West to East will be blessed under the new dominion of China as the world's economic leader.
It was disheartening to read the headlines from this news report that said Kansas City and elsewhere, zoos brace against the threat of species extinction. It's as if the orangutans are doomed to an existence merely in zoos located thousands of miles from their natural habitats.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague has announced that in July it will be holding the first hearing on the 2013 arbitration case the Philippines filed against China questioning the legal validity of China's '9-dash line' claim over the South China Sea.
When in Asia, do what the locals do: get on a motorbike and hit the road. Here are some suggestions of destinations you can hit up on your next vacation!
Soon, the Philippines will be engulfed by an election fever. And in promising emerging markets like the Philippines, electoral cycles are extremely crucial to shaping the short-to-medium term growth trajectory of the country.
Soak up barefoot island life and explore the pristine surroundings of these idyllic spots.
The influx of uninvited and unwelcome migrants has begun in earnest this spring.
We need to remind the younger officials and leaders in the recipient countries that this has happened before and that pushing new or potential arrivals away from their shores condemns them almost certainly to death or imposes severe risks to their health and well-being.
The alarm bells that are ringing among various governments and in the press with respect to China's growing global military presence are overdone.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
Around the global south, cities struggle to provide electricity and energy to all their residents, and unsurprisingly, the poorest residents are most likely to remain disconnected from formal power systems. Many of the same cities also face an immense garbage challenge: what to do with overwhelming amounts of unsanitary and even toxic waste.
As communities in Batang continued to protest, President Widodo cancelled his planned visit, opting instead to attend the opening of the National Development Planning Meeting in Jakarta.
Indonesia has the largest geothermal reserves in the world. Yet, the government's failure to manage its natural resources effectively and reform its regulatory environment remains an obstacle to fully tap into the country's renewable energy wealth.