Asia and the Middle East
When describing the inexplicable attraction of this country, travelers often talk about the “Afghani..
Today’s Armenia, like that of the past, is a place of challenge and triumph. Still emerging from eco..
The historian Tadeusz Swietochowski calls Azerbaijan “the quintessential borderland, many times over..
Bangladesh is a young country with an ancient history. Situated on the lush, green and fertile land ..
The tiny Kingdom of Bhutan, at the eastern end of the Himalayas,
nestles between the giant nation-s..
Say “Cambodia,” and often two associations come to mind: the lost glories of Angkor, and the horrors..
For thousands of years, the Chinese believed that they had
created a perfect social system, base..
Hong Kong is unique. Its geography and history have given it a surprisingly important role in the w..
India’s huge population of 1.2 billion is as varied and colorful
as the spice markets of Old Delh..
Indonesia, stretching across three time zones and situated on
one of the world’s great maritime ..
Iran—the very name shimmers with mystique and allure, but also a sense of inaccessibility and isola..
edition to mark the 70th year of Israel’s independenceCulture Smart! Israel is a con..
The Japanese people have always seen themselves as a nation
uniquely apart. Their exquisite art fo..
Kazakhstan, one of the largest countries in the world, was long hidden from the West—first under ..
Divided along the 38th parallel, modern Korea is the subject of
two very different political, socia..
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