A former high-ranking North Korean official says Kim Jong Un has privately lobbed some strong insults at China's president.
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 ChinaFile Fellow Maura Cunningham evaluates China's latest push for high-speed railways.
Asia Society Associate Fellow 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.
China expert Jeffrey Wasserstrom lists the five books on China he most looks forward to reading in 2013.
For the wealthiest nations of the world, with the resources to act with foresight, now is the time to move away from divisive and often ill-informed biases toward migration challenges, writes Andrew Billo.
If the next government in Seoul makes a bold, strategic decision to re-engage the North, there is good reason to expect that inter-Korean dynamics can improve markedly, writes John Delury.