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Video: Kenneth Bae Sentencing Could Get US Caught in North Korean Propaganda Game

Mike Kulma, Executive Director for Global Leadership Initiatives at Asia Society.
Policy

Asia Society's Mike Kulma on possible outcomes of an American citizen's 15-years sentence for "committing hostile acts" against Kim Jong Un's regime.

In Viet Nam and Rest of 'Rising South,' Inequality Just One of Many New Challenges

A worker uses plastic flowers to build a display marking the 38th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War at a public park in the centre of Hanoi on April 24, 2013. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"A shift is upon us," writes Asia Society's Andrew Billo from Ho Chi Minh City, "but the global community is not yet managing it too well."

'Kimchi Paradigm' Offers New Insights Into Success at Asian Women Leaders Conference

L to R: Jade Taihee Chung, Kalpana Raina, and Sheila Marcelo at Asia Society's Women Leaders of New Asia conference in New Delhi in April 2013. (WLNA)
Policy

At Asia Society's most recent WLNA summit, in New Delhi, participants learned how to capitalize on human variety to create teams that work effectively.

Thai-Cambodia Territorial Spat Offers a Role for the World Court

The Preah Vihear temple in Cambodia (shown here in 2010) is the site of a long-running territorial dispute between Cambodia and Thailand. (theonlymikey/Flickr)
Policy

Thailand is reluctant to submit its territorial dispute with Cambodia to the International Court of Justice. But doing so, says John Ciorciari, "would would send a powerful signal about its commitment to international law."

Expert: Current North Korea Drama 'More Uncertain and Worrying' Than Years Past

A North Korean soldier using binoculars watches from his quarters at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone on April 23, 2013. (Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Andrew Gilholm, senior Northeast Asia analyst with the consultancy Control Risks, says it's "tough to see" a peaceful resolution to current tensions.

Video: Nandan Nilekani on How Technology Can Transform India

Nandan Nilekani chairs the Unique Identification Authority of India. (YouTube)
Policy

Nadan Nilekani, the billionaire entrepreneur from India, appears at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 25 to discuss how India can leverage "leapfrog" technology to spur development.

Video: Ambassador Saran Reaffirms Indian Commitment to Afghanistan

India's Shyam Saran speaking at Asia Society Washington on April 12, 2013.
Policy

Speaking at Asia Society Washington, Indian diplomat Shyam Saran emphatically reiterated India's commitment to Afghanistan's peace process and its confidence in Afghan security forces.

Book Excerpt: 'Shanghai Gone' Depicts a City Consuming Its Own Past and People

Policy

Qin Shao's wrenching new study of a frantically developing Shanghai introduces the concept of "domicide" — the eradication of a home against the will of its dwellers.

Central Asia's Energy Market: From Moscow to Beijing

Petroleum tanks owned by Hurricane Kumkol Munai in Chemkent, Kazakhstan. (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
Policy

In the future, competition for energy reserves in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will be between Russia and China — with time being on Beijing's side.

For Those in Seoul, the North Korea 'Joke' May Be Over

A South Korean activist stabs a pocket knife on a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) during an anti-North Korea rally near the national assembly in Seoul on March 22, 2013. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Nathan McMurray, legal advisor for Samsung in Seoul, writes that the recent ratcheting up of tensions between North and South may be more than just a story this time.