Jakarta voters went to the polls to pick a new governor in January. The resulting run-off looks set to split the electorate along religious lines and could set the scene for country-wide political changes.
Articles by John Pennington
Thailand looks set for a return to civilian-led democracy, although the new constitution that will help them get there could actually put more power into the hands of the military.
The UN has become the latest organisation to condemn Thailand’s lèse majesté laws that prevent criticism of the royal family. Will the new king take any notice?