When Obama meets Najib Razak at the ASEAN summit in California, it is time for a new direction in the U.S.-Malaysia relationship. Human rights should return to the fore. Obama must publicly demand the release of prisoners charged with politically motivated crimes. For him to remain silent is tantamount to giving Najib a license to act with impunity.
The Nomadic Boys are a gay couple, Sebastien and I, who quit our lives and jobs in London in 2014 to travel the world. This is our...
It has the largest eyes of any mammal in relation to its body size (each eye is heavier than its brain), it bears the largest baby in relation to its adult size, and it is arguably the world's smallest primate -- at barely a hand's length.
My grandfather, William Wilson Porter, visited Borneo before I was born. He sent my brothers a shrunken head. My father took it to the hospital to det...
The power relationships in TPP will be great for factories in Vietnam, where 90,000 workers make Nike's shoes. TPP will be great for Hewlett-Packard, Intel, AMD, Dell, Apple and other electronics producers who use components from Malaysia, where 28 percent of workers in the electronics industry are subject to forced labor.
Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.
Once Orangutans roamed over much of Asia. Now you'll only find these fantastic red-haired creatures in Sumatra and Borneo.
Kuala Lumpur as seen on ...
The text of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) finally became accessible to the public. The result predictably values the rights of corporations over the needs of workers and fails to address the the utter failure of the parties to uphold their commitments to respect workers' rights.
When I was learning to fly, one of the lessons was that if you see an object on the horizon that is seemingly stationary but getting larger, watch out. It is probably an aircraft closing with you. Trouble with China in the South China Sea is on the horizon of U.S strategic concerns and getting larger. A major confrontation may be at hand.
For decades, the regulations for international commerce, for so-called free trade, have lined the pockets of the already wealthy and emptied those of workers thrown out of their jobs.
The idea behind these sustainable finance policies is that they're supposed to drive positive change in the industries that are hungry for bank loans or underwriting services. But in Goldman Sachs' case, its policies actually lag those of their customers.
KUALA LUMPUR -- It is right to criticize Indonesia for the forest fires that cast a suffocating haze across Southeast Asia this summer and fall. But this is a regional problem. Indonesia can't do it alone. ASEAN and the world must step forward and take action, before Southeast Asia is lost in the haze forever.
In a case of better late than never, the Obama Administration on October 27 dispatched the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen to breach China's newly-claimed 12-mile zone around one of its just-completed artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea.
When stationed abroad, Foreign Service Officers may face dangers such as carjackings, bombings, or even assassination attempts. However, for some, the most serious threat may be a supernatural one: being cursed by a local witch doctor.
Does Islam scare you? Does it feel like an aggressive religion is trying to take over the world, subjugate women, persecute the LGBT community, and cut off your hand if you're caught stealing? Well, you've got good reason to be scared -- but not of Islam.