North Korea's atomic ambitions are real. So, too, is the prospect of a nuclear arms race across Asia
With obsolete tanks, scarce ammo and scant fuel, the Dear Leader's army desperately needs nukes
South Korea's President-elect must prove himself in a tumultuous time
A War-Torn Land (Viewpoint)
Will North Korean nukes rouse Japan from its 'stupor of peace'?
Waiting to Exhale (Letter from Sri Lanka)
The cease-fire in Sri Lanka has lasted a year. So where is the peace dividend?
Mindanao's Islamic separatists are back to harboring and training the region's terrorists
The Philippines' Iraq Connection (Notebook)
Was an Iraqi diplomat Saddam's link to Abu Sayyaf? Or is Manila dancing to the U.S.'s tune?
Turning Up the Heat (Notebook)
Thaksin's government goes all-out in the war on drugs. But are the police taking justice too far?
Poll Position (Notebook)
Last election's foes are teaming up against Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian for the next runoff
Love, Exciting and New (Notebook)
A state-sponsored lovers' cruise hopes to bolster Singapore's dwindling population
Nixon press secretary Ron Ziegler dies
Quotes of the Week
Mongolia's nomads travel a wintry land of hypnotic beauty. But as Phil Zabriskie discovers, their way of life is under threat
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Slapstick Knights (Movies)
In his latest venture into topsy-turvy Hollywood, Jackie Chan once again lands on his feet
Singapore Girl (Movies)
TIME talks to Fann Wong, about her role in Jackie Chan's new Shanghai Knights
Look, Up in the Sky! (Comics)
The ultra-popular Japanese manga Shonen Jump is leaping off shelves in a new market: the U.S.
That's what you get when trekking Nepal's Annapurna Circuit
How to find a guide in Kathmandu
Take an early-morning flyby of the Himalayan ridge; or, ride with the hawks in Pokhara
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