Asia is the largest continent in the world and Asia politics is the most turbulent and complicated part of global politics. It is the political center of the world and shares equal stature with the United States, Russia, China and Europe. Asia was ruled for centuries by powerful rulers and nations who were involved in a struggle to survive from the dawn of history up to the Second World War. Today, there are twenty-three countries that are members of the Asian union, including India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Japan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This is due to the close geographic proximity of these nations to each other and the colonial influence of Europeans on each nation.
Asia political system is characterized by multi-party democracy with limited executive power, free trade area, multi-party elections, freedom to worship, human rights and religious tolerance, gender equality and a moderate approach to international relations. The countries in this region have separate political systems with varying degrees of capitalism. They are economically stable with low levels of inflation and growth but some developing economies like the ASE countries (ASEAN – Southeast Asia) are suffering from poverty. The major political leadership is based in Washington DC and includes the chairs of the upper house, the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America.
Asia Politics is full of excitement and promise with political leadership moving between different regions of the world to achieve their political goals. Asian politics will continue to play an important role as countries become more capable of globalization and integration. Asian people are increasingly participating in world politics and they are playing a greater role not only as consumers but as producers as well.