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For North Korea, a Disastrous 2013 Has Set Up a Precarious 2014

A North Korea soldier stands guard on the banks of the Yalu River which separates the North Korean town of Sinuiju from the Chinese border town of Dandong on the second anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-Il, December 17, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society's Matthew Stumpf says North Korea finds itself in an ever-more precarious international situation after a disastrous series of decisions in 2013.

Iran, US Experts Call Nuclear Deal a 'Breakthrough' – to an Uncertain Future

L to R: Thomas R. Pickering, Hossein Mousavian, Robert Einhorn and George Stephanopolous at Asia Society New York on December 17, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)

Former Iranian and U.S. diplomats said Tuesday that the interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations has created an opportunity for cooperation on other regional challenges.

Interview: What 250 Years of Chinese History Shows About the Future


Prof. Odd Arne Westad, author of Restless Empire, talks about how studying the past 250 years of Chinese history brought him to a new understanding of how China relates to the outside world, and what its long-term prospects look like.

Interview: Author Pankaj Mishra on the Modernization of Asia

Pankaj Mishra (R), author of

"I don't think the problems of Asia today can be posed, let alone solved, through an East-versus-West binary," says the winner of an honorable mention in Asia Society's 2013 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.

Political Opposition Complicates Iran Nuclear Negotiations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol before testifying to the Senate Banking and Urban Affairs Committee in Washington, DC on Nov. 13, 2013. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations is facing domestic criticism in Iran and the United States. Panel discussion on U.S.-Iranian relations at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, December 18.

Photos of the Day: Nelson Mandela in Asia

Flowers are placed in front of an image of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the Embassy of South Africa in Beijing, China on December 6, 2013. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

As the world mourns the passing of South African political leader and activist Nelson Mandela, Asia Blog offers some memorable images from his trips to Asia over the years.

China v. Japan: Three Questions, and a Sea of Anxiety

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with US Vice President Joe Biden (L) inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2013. (Lintao Zhang/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski, currently traveling in China, asks, "Could the world's great powers really come to blows over a handful of rocky, uninhabited islands?"

Interview: Sending 'Bundles of Joy' to Philippines Typhoon Survivors

A woman smiles after receiving a bag of relief items from Bundles of Joy in Tugbong, a barrio situated in the municipality of Kananga, Leyte, Philippines.

"We are still ONE and in times like this we break barriers and we remember that we are all brothers and sisters," said relief activist Anya Lim.

Asia Society's DiMaggio Calls Iranian Nuclear Deal a 'Significant Win for Diplomacy'

Iranian newspapers headlining the deal made with major powers over Iran's nuclear program are displayed outside a Tehran kiosk on Nov. 25, 2013. Most Iranian newspapers hailed the deal, attributing its relatively swift success to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (top left). (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Following the announcement of a six-month agreement concerning Iran's nuclear program, Asia Society Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio explains what made the deal possible.

Should the US Ease Sanctions on Iran? Myanmar Offers Some Lessons

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L), European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (C ) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2ndR) wait prior to a meeting on November 9, 2013, on the third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/AFP/Getty Images)

There's debate over sanctions relief to Iran ahead of more nuclear talks in Geneva. But are sanctions effective? Suzanne DiMaggio writes for the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” about how sanctions affected the reform process in Myanmar.