COVER

The Morning After (Cover Story)

How this race ends—and when—could deepen the splits in this already fractured country. After a season of passion and poison, the winner faces the challenge of picking up the pieces

ASIA

A Purge in Burma

Prime Minister Khin Nyunt is forced out by the junta, dashing hopes for an early release for Aung San Suu Kyi

BRIEFING

Perfect Harmony (Notebook)

Sound relations between U.S. and Beijing are the key to stability in Asia

Bets Off (Notebook)

Conservative Muslims—Islam forbids gambling—applauded Abdullah's move

Verbatim (Notebook)

Quotes of the Week

Letters (Notebook)

The Tragedy of Sudan

BUSINESS

How Nike Figured Out China

Thanks to clever and aggressive marketing, Nike has splashed its logo all over the world’s fastest-growing economy

Hanging by a Thread

When the world's quotas end, South Asia's lucrative garment industry will face tough competition from China

GLOBAL ADVISER

Recipe for a Classic (TIME Global Adviser)

A venerable cooking magazine creates a book that is encyclopedic yet enticing

Check In (TIME Global Adviser)

Open for Bliss

Colonial Cool (TIME Global Adviser)

Kuala Lumpur's heritage areas are also home to its hippest nightlife

Tech Watch (TIME Global Adviser)

A Tough New Anti-Spam Too