"A purdah mentality still dogs Indian society," writes Mira Kamdar. "A woman who can be seen is seen as a woman available for violation."
Asia Society Associate Fellow John Ciorciari argues that in 2013, economics should take precedence over nationalism in the conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
With a resurgent nationalism just one trend potentially threatening the region, new leaders settling into office need to provide steady hands, says Asia Society's Michael Kulma.
Associate Fellow Katharine Moon says the Korean peninsula's dynastic leaders have a chance to improve on the mistakes of their fathers — but the obstacles are many.
Facing many different political factions and conflicts, the cards are stacked against China's new leader, writes Ouyang Bin.
Historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom praises some additional books on China from 2012 that didn't make his initial year-end selection.
Asia Society's ChinaFile Fellow Maura Cunningham evaluates China's latest push for high-speed railways.
Charles Armstrong discusses what all the political transitions of 2012 will mean for the upcoming year.
U.S. leaders must educate the public about the assumptions on which they are already working — that engagement in Asia is both crucial and irreversible, writes Asia Society's Matt Stumpf.
As Park Geun-hye becomes the latest Asian female head of state, Vishakha Desai wonders what, if anything, this means for women's issues in the region.
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