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Was Bill Richardson Right About Dennis Rodman, Kim Jong Un and Kenneth Bae?

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman is surrounded by members of the media as he makes his way through Beijing's international airport on September 3, 2013. Rodman said he was heading back to Pyongyang to see his
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At an Asia Society event in July, the former New Mexico governor said Rodman was "the only person" who could get Bae released from North Korean prison.

Interview: Pakistani Transgender Activist Looks to 'New Dawn' of Rights, Dignity

Bindiya Rana, president of Pakistan's Gender Interactive Alliance. (Courtesy Bindiya Rana)
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In the face of discrimination and death threats, recent candidate for public office Bindiya Rana believes this year's legislative victories mean "a new dawn is near" for her community.

Abbas: Musharraf Has Much to Answer For, But Murder Charges Are a Stretch

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf saluting as he arrived to unveil his party manifesto for Pakistan's April general election at his residence in Islamabad on April 15, 2013. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)
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The list of Pervez Musharraf's blunders is long, writes Hassan Abbas, but no concrete evidence has yet proven his direct involvement in Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

Former U.S. Ambassador: A Fresh Start in Pakistan?

Then-Senators Joseph Biden and John Kerry with Nawaz Sharif during a U.S. congressional election monitoring trip to Lahore, Pakistan, in February 2008. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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With new personnel in key positions, writes Cameron Munter, Americans and Pakistanis have a chance to move past some of the damage their relationship has suffered in recent years.

Biden 'Reaffirms' a US-India Relationship in Need of Stoking

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (C) interacts with students during a visit to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai on July 25, 2013. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Associate Fellow Pramit Pal Chaudhuri reports from India on U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's attempt to strengthen ties with a crucial ally in Asia.

Southeast Asia's New Dominoes

America's pivot to Asia is raising eyebrows about a new domino theory that counters China's rise. (Great Beyond/Flickr)
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Vietnam and the United States increasingly see a common interest in Southeast Asia. President Truong Tan Sang's upcoming visit to the White House is perhaps a harbinger of this budding bilateral relationship.

Japan: Liberal Democratic Party's Election Win May Signal a More Hawkish Turn

Japan's Prime Minister and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe smiles as he places a red paper rose on an LDP candidate's name to indicate an election victory at the party's headquarters in Tokyo on July 21, 2013. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayako Doi says a win this weekend by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition may mean increased government focus on military build-up.

Video: How China Has Transformed the Global Order

Beijing's Tiananmen Square. (Tomoaki INABA/Flickr)
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"The essential point is that when China is the world’s largest economy, there’s a psychological shift," notes Asia Society Senior Fellow Jamie Metzl at a recent Vail Symposium talk.

Carl Minzner: China's Legal System Risks 'Hard Landing'

Before a security crackdown, a demonstrator protests the construction of a 55.9 billion yuan (US$8.9 billion) chemical plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, on October 28, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Law professor Carl Minzner argues that if China doesn't reform its legal system, the country "might resemble 19th-century Russia more than 20th-century South Korea or Taiwan."

Orville Schell: Don't Mistake 'Chinese Dream' for a Horatio Alger 'Bootstraps' Story [Video]

L to R: John Delury, Orville Schell, and Jonathan Spence at Asia Society New York on July 16, 2013.
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In a conversation with Yale University's Jonathan Spence, Orville Schell and John Delury launched their new book Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century last night at Asia Society New York.