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Asia Society and USIP Further Burma-US Relations with Track II Dialogue

U.S. Special Rep. and Policy Coordinator for Myanmar Derek Mitchell at a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Yangon on March 15, 2012. On June 29, the U.S. Senate confirmed Mitchell as the new U.S. Ambassador to Burma. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society, the Blue Moon Fund and the USIP convened representatives of the Myanmar Development Resources Institute, senior advisers to Burmese president Thein Sein and U.S. experts to discuss the transition from authoritarian rule in Burma.

Asia Society's Young Afghan Leaders Take Position on Afghanistan's Future

An Afghan child peers around a door as U.S. Marines conduct a route assessment near Helmand River Valley in Nawa-I-Barakzayi District, Afghanistan on April 27, 2012. (Lance Cpl. Alexander Quiles/U.S. Marine Corps Official Page/Flickr)

Asia Society's Young Afghan Leaders Initiative releases its position paper reflecting the common person's yearning for Afghanistan's development prior to the upcoming Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan.

Powerless Media=Powerless Citizens, Says China Youth Daily Editorial

A Chinese policeman stops photojournalists from taking pictures in Beijing. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Tapping into widespread public frustration with corruption among government officials, advocates of press freedom in China seem to have found an effective tool with which to ally citizens to the journalistic cause.

Asia Society Global Council Member Tommy Koh: Safe Water is a 'Human Right'

Clean drinking water from rainwater harvesting tank in Tilonia, India. (Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia/Flickr)

700 million people in Asia don't have access to safe drinking water. In a Straits Times op-ed, Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh proposes solutions for a looming crisis.

Listen: The Official Theme Song for North Korea's Kim Jong Un


The "Great Successor" now has his very own propaganda hymn, entitled "Onwards Toward the Final Victory." Watch the video for it here, and download the sheet music.

For Lessons in Governance, Could Tidy Singapore Look to New York?

View from Marina Bay in southeastern Singapore. (Freimut/Flickr)

Singaporeans should be encouraged to get involved, and quickly, in the decisions that affect their everyday lives, argues Andrew Billo.

Watch: Interviews With Some of Hong Kong's 400,000 July 1 Protesters

Protesters wearing masks of Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying and a Chinese style prisoner shackle take part in a demonstration calling for universal suffrage in Hong Kong on July 1, 2012. (Aaron Tam/AFP/GettyImages)

An estimates 400,000 Hong Kongers took to the streets to protest on the 15th anniversary of the city's handover to China. Hong Kong-based journalist Helene Franchineau talked to several of them.

Following the Money: Inside Family Assets of Incoming Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping shares a toast during a state dinner at the Iowa State Capitol on February 15, 2012 in Des Moines, IA. (Andrea Melendez/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg News has posted a detailed look at the financials of Xi Jinping, soon to be China's new President, and his extended family.

Experts: On 15th Anniversary of Hong Kong Handover, Deng's 'Experiment' Endures

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) waves to the press as Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang claps after arriving at Hong Kong's International airport on June 29, 2012. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/GettyImages)

China experts Orville Schell, Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Winston Lord say the relationship between China and Hong Kong has been relatively smooth, but not without potential strains going forward.

Interview: Author Blaine Harden on North Korea's Gulags

Blaine Harden and his new book 'Escape From Camp 14.' (Blaine Harden photo by Blake Chambliss)

Author Blaine Harden discusses his new book, Escape from Camp 14, and the future of North Korea's notorious labor camps.