COVER

ASIA

Gunning for Nepal

Riven by a violent civil war and beset by political repression, Nepal inches toward the brink of chaos

Dabbling in Democracy

A small town in Zhejiang province is gingerly experimenting with democracy—Chinese-style—and finding it has its uses

GLOBAL ADVISER

Wizards of Oz (TIME Global Adviser)

Asian designers are casting their spell on Australia's fashion scene

Whey to Go (TIME Global Adviser)

New Zealand's cheesemakers have lifted their game

Check In (TIME Global Adviser)

Back at the Ranch

GLOBAL BUSINESS

Hyundai Revs Up

A few years ago Hyundai was the laughingstock of the auto industry. But a hard-charging chairman with a passion for quality has forced the company into a turnaround

BRIEFING

Shaken in Indonesia (Notebook)

First, the tsunami and earthquakes. Now, simmering volcanoes threaten the nation's islands

Verbatim (Notebook)

Quotes of the Week

Letters (Notebook)

The Truth About Women's Brains