This week's roundup of Good Reads includes how Crimea is prompting a geopolitical shift in Japan, efforts by Bill Gates to solve world problems, how to get girls to become computer scientists, and a classic essay on baseball.
Japan's prime minister is credited with reviving its deflated economy. He's also accused of setting Japan on a collision course with China. The reality is more complex.
Japan's Shinzo Abe is one of the strongest leaders in its postwar history. Here are some events that have shaped his worldview.
Taiwan's calls for talks about China's new air zone aren't being taken too seriously. Here's why there may be something more to them.
Territorial disputes and China's air defense identification zone have focused new attention on the question.
Regional ties are at a new low since China's unilateral announcement, but China may be willing to endure short-term displeasure for long-term gains.
Beijing wants to change the status quo in the East China Sea. US officials think it unlikely that China will challenge military flights.