Asian Currents

Asian Currents

Hong Kong

End of innocence for Hong Kong

Even if Hong Kong returns to normal, tensions are likely to simmer, says KERRY BROWN. For a place stereotyped as apolitical and wholly business orientated,

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Indonesia

Correspondence: Indonesia’s democratic moments

The smartphone election Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi’s) inauguration as Indonesia’s seventh president this month, after trouncing the swaggering former Kopassus (Special Forces) commander Prabowo Subianto by

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Japan

Japan’s environmental nuggets

Despite a bad environmental reputation, writes SIMON AVENELL, Japan has also been a pioneer in global environmental protection and justice. Japan’s environmental record over the

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Japan

Life in a Fukushima world

The focus of sovereign intervention in response to the nuclear meltdowns since 3/11 risks long-term consequences for short-term gains, writes Adam Broinowski. The meltdowns of

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