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Expert Calls for Less 'Red Meat,' More 'Nuance' From Candidates on Foreign Policy

U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney debate on October 16, 2012 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society's Mike Kulma talks to Al Jazeera ahead of tonight's foreign policy debate.

UN Security Council Adds Australia, S. Korea — Does This Strengthen a US Asian 'Pivot'?

Australia Foreign Minister Bob Carr (R) during the United Nations General Assembly session October 18, 2012 before the vote for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for the years 2013-2014 in New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

After Thursday's vote added two key Asia-Pacific allies, the U.S. could now find greater support in pursuing actions favorable to its interests in the region, writes Andrew Billo.

Photos: Remembering King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, 1922-2012

Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk (1922-2012), shown here in French-style military uniform in 1953. (Stringer/AFP/GettyImages)

Photos and commentary on the life of Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk (1922-2012), who died of a heart attack in Beijing earlier today.

Video: Meena, India's Dora the Explorer, Helps UNICEF Promote 'Child Rights'

A still from an episode of Meena.

An activist cartoon character is promoting awareness of critical public health issues across South Asia.

Op-Ed: Could Conflict in the South China Sea Lead to a 'New Cold War'?

U.S. aircraft carriers in the South China Sea on July 8, 2012. (U.S. Navy/Declan Barnes/Flickr)

A strong and united ASEAN is key to avoiding a standoff between China and the United States in the South China Sea, writes Nguyen Manh Hung.

The 'Visionary' Women Critical to a Unified Myanmar

A Kachin tribe woman listens to Aung San Suu Kyi in the town of Moe Kaung on February 23, 2012. (Soe Than Win/Getty Images)

Asia Society Asia 21 fellow Wenchi Yu argues that formerly-suppressed women's border NGOs should not be excluded from reform in Myanmar.

Private-Public Collaboration Key to Better Treatment of Migrant Workers

Chinese migrant workers leave their factory construction site for a lunch break in Beijing on March 16, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

In Asia, as in the U.S., business benefits from a cheap, reliable labor force that can be coerced into working long hours without protest. But can the private sector be enlisted to help curb these abuses?

Myanmar President Thein Sein: No Reversal to Democratic Transition [Video]

Myanmar President Thein Sein answers questions from moderator Suzanne DiMaggio (L) at Asia Society in New York,  Sept. 27, 2012. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)

In a landmark appearance at Asia Society headquarters in New York on Thursday, Myanmar President Thein Sein said that his country has left behind its authoritarian government and that the road to democracy was irreversible.

Watch: Pakistan FM Calls Drone Strikes 'Illegal,' Says 'This Has to Be Our War'

An activist of Muttahida Sheri Mahaz burns US flag during a protest in Multan on July 7, 2012, against a recent US drone attack. (S S Mirza/AFP/GettyImages)

"As a drone flies over the territory of Pakistan, it becomes an American war again," said Hina Rabbani Khar at Asia Society in New York.

Pakistan FM Khar 'Embarrassed' By Riots, But Calls for Understanding

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar responds to a question at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, September 27, 2012. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)

"We do not condone violence," Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Thursday at Asia Society in New York. "That is not what Islam teaches us."