Can Asia Kick the Habit? (Cover Story)

From Bhutan to Japan, the region's antismoking movement is beginning to score some startling victories. But China is proving tougher to crack

How To Quit (Cover Story)

Stopping smoking isn't for the fainthearted


Silent Partners

They never meet, but a de facto alliance has formed between the leaders of Japan and Taiwan

Reining in the Radicals

Bangladesh is finally starting to crack down on Islamic extremism. But is it doing enough?


Folate for Everybody? (TIME Global Adviser)

Megadoses of the vitamin lower blood pressure in women—and maybe in men

Long Haul (TIME Global Adviser)

Iced Tee, Anyone?

On Show (TIME Global Adviser)

Africa's Art and Soul


The Lure Of the Unknown

An enchanting book charts the history of Europe's fanciful, flawed attempts to map the East


Aceh's Peace Hopes (Notebook)

A breakthrough in talks signals a new chance for agreement between the rebels and Indonesia's government. But challenges remain

An Old Standard (Notebook)

Has the flag of the first Philippines republic been found in a dusty San Francisco veterans' hall?

Verbatim (Notebook)

Quotes of the Week

Letters (Notebook)

Will Macau Become Asia's Las Vegas?