Derek Parker
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Turnbull's Turn
Lead On, Macduff

Australia has a new Prime Minister, who promises to do away with the coups and counter-coups plaguing its politics.

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Consider the Apple

Novelist Julian Barnes gets it right in his new book of essays: the best way to see a painting is to look, and keep looking.

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India vs. China
Battle of the Asian Giants

India and China’s enmity has a long and complicated history, and may soon get much fiercer as they compete for control of the Indian Ocean.

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Humanizing the Hermit Kingdom

Bored of writing about the Kim regime’s antics, two veteran journalists offer a rich portrait of ordinary life in North Korea—how people dress, date, work, and play.

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High Stakes on the High Seas

The South China Sea’s contested islands are host not only to conflict between China and its smaller neighbors, but also to a standoff between Chinese ambition and American strategic resolve.

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The Korean Invasion

As the world goes wild for Korean food, fashion, and pop music, the country is punching above its weight as an exporter of culture.

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China’s Lust for Life

Evan Osnos offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of 21st-century China, whose rulers have their hands full trying to contain an increasingly diverse and demanding younger generation.

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Asia’s Dark Horse

Indonesia struggled through decades of tumult and quasi-military rule to forge an unlikely democracy. Now it is closer than ever to achieving its potential as a geopolitical and economic powerhouse.

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drawing by R. Jay Magill
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Rupertology

A lot of journalists love to hate Rupert Murdoch. One too many, perhaps?

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