Religious extremism, nuclear armament, ongoing regional conflicts: South Asia faces a number of demanding challenges. For German politicians, the stabilization of this key region is crucial.
Pakistan still has a long way to go, but SPD MP Johannes Pflug is sure the country has a future. In a conversation with DW's Grahame Lucas he taks about how Germany can support its development. (05.04.2011)
Extremists and corrupt politicians keep shaking the young nation, says Gunter Mulack. Germany's ex-ambassador to Pakistan talks to DW's Grahame Lucas about the steps the country should take to strengthen its democracy. (05.04.2011)
Gregor Enste, who spent five years in Lahore working for the Heinrich Böll Foundation, that is closely linked with Germany's Green Party, spoke about the rise of religious extremism in Pakistan to DW's Grahame Lucas. (25.03.2011)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his confidence that economic sanctions are weakening North Korea's regime. There are now more than 200 people and organizations on Japan's sanctions list.
Beijing is building the infrastructure for fully-functioning air and naval bases on some of disputed islands, according to a US think tank. Satellite images have revealed high-frequency radar and other facilities.
Chinese women are becoming increasingly successful in the business world, but still do not have equal rights. However, their growing economic power will change their role in society, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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