Commentary: The Occidental Tourist

Arts, Culture & Media

When the war began late last month, Americans became glued to their TV sets. Traveling in East Asia, Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen noticed that much of the rest of the world was too.

U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017.

Donald Trump says his Asia trip was a win for US global influence. This journalist says it’s the opposite.

Global Politics
Boy on horse in carousel, looking at camera. Old, scanned photo

On being Korean in America in the time of the ‘Axis of Evil’ and ‘Rocket Man’

An unfinished painting of a woman

How art can help us better understand the fastest growing group of undocumented immigrants


President Obama’s final China trip highlights “pivot to Asia”

Global Politics

South Korean officials trying to convince youth of importance of unification

As American and North Korean officials try to return to nuclear disarmament talks, South Korean officials are using online video and entertainment to try to convince their young people reunification with North Korea is important.

California turns to Chinese company, labor to build most of new Bay Bridge span

Much of the actual construction of San Francisco’s new Bay Bridge was actually done in China. The bridge was then shipped to San Francisco for assembly.

First ever Chinese-American ambassador to China

Gary Locke is the first Chinese-American to serve as ambassador to China, and some Chinese are hopeful he can bridge cultures.

African Sounds of the Indian Subcontinent

In this Hip Deep program, Afropop explores musical connections between Africa and India. First up is the story of the Afro-Indian Sidi community. In the 13th century, Africans arrived in India as soldiers in the armies of Muslim conquerors. Some … Read more »

The Madrassa Myth: In Pakistan, public schools may be the problem

While private Islamic schools are often blamed for breeding terrorists, the country’s public school curriculum teaches a militant view of Islam.