As Burma moves away from domestic authoritarianism and international isolation, Aung San Suu Kyi will have to represent the people's aspirations as an opposition leader in parliament and support Burma's interests abroad.
The Nuclear Suppliers Group should take time to consider the implications of India's possible membership before deciding.
European leaders feel uneasy with the United States' frequent use of unmanned drones to target what it says are terrorism suspects, but many officials are reluctant to speak out about their doubts.
Southeast Asia should guard against a potentially dangerous spillover from the Eurozone crisis by trimming sovereign debt and reigning in spending.
China must be able to collect accurate data and maintain a stable carbon price if its new pilot program for emissions-trading can be deemed a success.
While the relationship between the European Union and India has a great deal of potential, it has underperformed. To revitalize it, both sides need to move from dialogue to joint action on a regional or multilateral level.
Tajikistan is among the most problematic countries in Central Asia. The country faces a number of challenges, including an economic crisis, regionalism, domestic political confrontation, and radical Islam.
The second Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul in March 2012 provides an opportunity for China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea to develop concrete cooperation on nuclear security.
China needs to enact tighter monetary policies in order to raise household consumption and rebalance toward a more sustainable growth model.
In the absence of clear indications of the direction Kim Jung Un intends to take, firm resistance to provocations will be a steadying influence.