President of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Marshall M. Bouton, discusses the rising tensions between major powers in Asia which pose new risks to the region’s prosperity and stability, and possibly to international peace.
The complex interaction of trade, capital, information, and technology is leading to an unprecedented level of human interconnectedness. This highly networked global society means record numbers of the world's population are moving into the middle class, especially in Asia. Kishore Mahbubani argues that new policies and approaches to governance are needed to solve pervasive problems such as financial volatility and health and climate issues.
The harsh, tropical sunlight that dapples Bali's tourist-thronged beaches streams through the fingers of a palm leaf and lands on the shoulders of Nengah, who slumps like a rag doll amid a pile of tattered pillows in the island's far eastern reaches.The poor village of Abang is remote, and Nengah sp