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Interview: Bo Xilai's Ouster Means Other Chinese Leaders 'Will Watch Their Backs'

Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 14, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Rice University's Steven Lewis, and Asia Society Associate Fellow, says the sacking of the Communist Party boss in Chongqing could have a "chilling" impact on other Chinese officials.

Interview: Indian Election Results a 'Rejection' of Gandhi-Nehru Dynasty

India's Samjwati Party (SP) workers celebrate their victory in the state elections at their party office in New Delhi on March 6, 2012. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"The family has a tough way forward in gaining popular confidence," says political analyst Yashwant Deshmukh. "However, that’s the only way they can cling to power, that is, gaining people’s confidence."

Interview: Syracuse Talks Show North Korea Wants to 'Engage the World in a New Way'

This undated picture, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 10, 2012 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waving his hand on a naval vessel as he inspects Korean People's Army Navy Unit 123 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment at undisclosed place in North Korea. (KNS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Charles K. Armstrong says a conference attended by a North Korea nuclear envoy showed the country is continuing to implement, and even accelerating negotiation efforts put in motion before the death of Kim Jong Il.

Afghanistan Civilian Killings Give Taliban 'Forum' to Align With Afghan Public

U.S. soldiers keep watch at the entrance of a military base near Alkozai village following the shooting of Afghan civilians allegedly committed by a rogue U.S. soldier in Panjwayi district, Kandahar province on March 11, 2012. (Jangir/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

A U.S. sergeant's slaying of 16 Afghan civilians could not only stall U.S. efforts to negotiate with the Taliban, but give the group more public support ahead of U.S. combat troop withdrawal next year, according to Asia Society experts.

Desai: On March 8, Remember Women's Rights Are Human Rights

Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai and a panel of experts offer thoughts to mark International Women's Day in 2012.

Video: Veteran Official Robert D. Hormats Offers Long View of U.S.-China Relations

Policy

Veteran U.S. official Robert D. Hormats reflects back on a time when, for most Americans, a trip to China was like "going to the moon."

The Key to Myanmar's Development Could Be Its Diaspora

Myanmar academic Aung Naing Oo (C), who fled a brutal crackdown on student protests over two decades ago, is greeted by relatives upon his return to his homeland at Yangon International Airport on February 10, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

While the media focuses on the role of global development institutions, a number of experts are urging Myanmar’s government to reach out to its nationals abroad, writes Andrew Billo.

Interview: Robert Hormats on Why China is Not to Blame for US Domestic Problems

Robert D. Hormats (CSIS/Flickr)
Policy

The U.S. Under Secretary of Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment speaks with Asia Blog in advance of his March 6 appearance at Asia Society in New York.

President Obama May Not Bluff, But He Needs to Engage Iran

Anti-war demonstrators shout slogans as seen from the motorcade of US President Barack Obama as he is leaving after speaking during the AIPAC Policy Conference at the Washington Convention Center on March 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

It is now time for Washington to match its pressure tactics with an equally aggressive diplomatic strategy with Iran, writes Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio.

United States Must Seize 'Opportunity' in North Korea

US special envoy on North Korea Glyn Davies (C) speaks to the media after the second day of bilateral talks with North Korea in Beijing on February 24, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The current period of both economic want and political transition in North Korea is an opportunity for the United States to achieve some long-held goals, writes Matt Stumpf.