A peace deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia has been the cause of some annoyance in Washington, but American policymakers have only themselves to blame.
Category: East Asia
Death of a compromiser
Jiang Zemin, dead at 96, became a powerful leader of China through his ability to position himself between liberals and conservatives.
Lessons for Taiwan
A planned visit by Nancy Pelosi has again raised the question of Taiwan's future, and of what lessons can be learned from the invasion of Ukraine.
Death in Japan
The assassination of Shinzo Abe seems to have given his party an electoral boost, but it also puts the spotlight on the defence issues that he championed.
A close one in South Korea
After Moon Jae-in's single term the centre-right returns to the presidency in South Korea, by a very narrow margin.
Election preview: South Korea
South Korea is set for a close presidential election, but the conservative candidate seems to have the edge.
Taiwanese independence revisited
An embarrassment over Taiwan at the democracy summit raises again the question of how to think about Taiwan's ambiguous status.
End of an era in East Asia
South Korea's last two military rulers die within a month of each other, prompting reflections on the era that they represented and the relationship between authoritarianism and economic growth.
November results update
News of recent election outcomes from Germany, Czechia, Japan and the United States.
Election preview: Japan
Japan's new prime minister faces the voters on Sunday, looking to extend his party's nine year stretch in power.