The peace talks look doomed to fail, with Israel reluctant to extend the construction freeze in the settlements and the Arabs backing Palestinian decision to walk out of negotiations if this is the case. Is peace such an elusive ideal between the two sides? Not so perhaps, if there is a radical mindset shift, says Palestinian academic Dr Sari Nusseibeh.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
A Hmong-American mother keeps her peoples’ story and traditions alive for future generations.
MAIBAO (MAIV NPAUJ)
Dilbert is coming to China again, after a four-year hiatus. Will the Chinese get American humour this time round?
BERLIN FANG
“Wherever there's a Lao wat, there's a Lao community dedicated to preserving and practicing Buddhist precepts.”
SEE
Before you dismiss them as cautious, conservative, cliquey folks, read this article and think again.
ANDREW HONG
Fear-mongering, war-mongering, excessive patriotism… Here’s a look at how right-wingers in India, Pakistan and the USA create a climate of fear and suspicion to win votes.
INDIAN PUNDIT
Zippadee-doo-da, zippadee-yay, peace talks are starting on a wonderful September day! But wait, why aren't the Palestinians celebrating?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
As BP is told to compensate for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, where is justice for the victims of the world's worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, India?
SAJEEV K
Is being “uncouth”, as manifested through various acts of distastefulness (spitting, liking Paulo Coelho, remarking about other people’s weight), synonymous with being Indian?
GREATBONG
More Americans are working for Chinese bosses – and some are fuming.
BIN WANG
A child of war, Sarorn Sim grew up as a refugee in Canada embarrassed by his past and almost ashamed to say he was Cambodian. But he has since come to understand the complexity of suffering and the joy of rebirth.
SARORN RON SIM
“Don’t write anything bad about China,” says my grandmother. China was too often negatively portrayed in the West, and so I had a special responsibility…
DEANNA FEI
Korean bloggers, for whom painful memories of the deadliest oil spill in Korean history in 2007 remain fresh, are expressing their worries and sympathy following the BP oil spill disaster.
LEE YOO EUN
Why are we who we are? It’s an existential question, but also a consideration of history, migration and fate.
LINDA SHIUE
Shuehli Ong, who treks across the US playing the theremin, tells us why she’s smitten with the grand-daddy of electronic musical instruments.
CLARISSA TAN