Here are a few recent favorites for the Banyan column.
The relationship between China and North Korea is presented in this Banyan article as an interesting partnership. Kim Jong Un's unpredictability can serve as a useful deterrent from military adventurism in the area. But at that same turn can also turn and bite the hand that feeds it.
This Banyan discusses how Japan views the sea and itself. The article discusses some of the symbolism Katsushika Hokusai's famous woodcut, “Beneath the Wave off Kanagawa”. I attempted to pay tribute to this famous image, applying my style.