In this inaugural episode of Asia Inside Out, Asia Society Policy Institute's Lindsey Ford speaks with Rob York and Jean Lee to dig into North Korea's dynastic family.
25-year-old Humaira Bachal is grabbing attention worldwide with her fight for equal access to education in Pakistan.
Former Sen. Chuck Hagel is President Obama's pick for defense secretary. Watch his October 2008 comments on Iran, Pakistan at Asia Society.
"A purdah mentality still dogs Indian society," writes Mira Kamdar. "A woman who can be seen is seen as a woman available for violation."
John Ciorciari argues that in 2013, economic concerns should take precedence over nationalism in the conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
With resurgent nationalism just one trend potentially threatening the region, the new leaders settling into office need to provide steady hands.
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.