First Past the Post: January 2


East and South Asia

A proposed anti-rape law in India may feature the name of the 23-year-old girl who died as a result of a Delhi gang rape.

Hong Kong residents marched Sunday in protest of chief executive Leung Chun-ying (pictured above).

The South Korean generation gap.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gives a New Year’s address.

North America

The United States will not fall off the ‘fiscal cliff,’ following a key late-night vote in the House of Representatives.

Latin America / Caribbean

The United States and Venezuela may already be discussing a post-Chávez thaw in relations.

Colombian forces have killed 13 FARC guerillas, with peace talks still scheduled to proceed in Cuba.


The latest on the political crisis in the Central African Republic.

The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan will meet on Friday.


More grief for SPD chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrück over chancellor pay.

France’s top constitutional court has overturned the new top income tax rate of 75% implemented by president François Hollande.

Marking the 20th anniversary of Slovakia’s split from the Czech Republic.

Middle East

Mark Lynch at Foreign Policy revives his ‘Calvinball’ theory of Egyptian politics.

A new U.S. ‘green zone’ in Sana’a?

Photo credit to Sam Tsang of the South China Morning Post.

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