COVER

What Makes Us Different? (Cover Story)

Not very much, when you look at our DNA. But those few tiny changes made all the difference in the world

ASIA

In Death's Shadow

A TIME investigation sheds light on the growing strength and radicalism of the new breed of Islamic militants fighting in southern Thailand

BRIEFING

The Price of Pollution (Notebook)

Hong Kong's worsening air quality is driving down analyst estimates for real estate companies—and could start driving residents away

Q & A: Cindy Sheehan (Notebook)

TIME talks to the American anti-war protester on her visit to South Korea

Letters (Notebook)

A President in Isolation

GLOBAL ADVISER

Tent City (Diversions)

A traveling exhibition by Médecins Sans Frontières is a powerful evocation of how refugees are forced to live

Fine Lines (TIME Traveler)

Asia's poshest ways to ride the rails