AREA329,847 sq km
GDP233,338 milion € (2013)
INFLATION3,2% (2014)
MEDIAN AGE27 years

Blood brothers

The Kim Jong Nam thriller reveals complicity between Malaysia and North Korea, bolstered by trade and political interests. Now it’s all falling apart.
Hong Kil-dong

Good intentions won’t suffice

Hefty immigration, ethnic tensions and low levels of education conspire to stop the country from spreading its wings.
Alessandro Ursic

The Kra Isthmus, a strategic shortcut

The idea may be more than 300 years old, but now it's back in the news: a canal, similar to those in Panama and suez, cutting southern Thailand in two and thus creating a short cut between the Far east, the Persian Gulf, and Europe.
Alessandro Ursic

Where is flight MH 370 now?

A US Technology Company which had 20 senior staff on board the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370, had launched a new electronic warfare software application for military radar systems, 5 days prior to the disappearance of the Boeing 777 into oblivion.
Lorenzo Argenti