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Beijing Air 'Crazy Bad'

From L to R: Beijing air on June 19, 2009 and on June 22, 2009. (Asia Society Center on US-China Relations)
Policy the air quality index in Beijing sometimes goes above 500

North Korean Attack a 'Shocking Escalation'

Photo taken by a South Korean tourist shows plumes of smoke rising from Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea after North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells, Nov 23, 2010., killing two people. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy An attack by North Korea on Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea, killed two South Korean soldiers and wounded at least 14 others.

New US Blueprint for Afghanistan

Newly arrived US Marines get a tour of outposts in their area of operation above Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge on October 6, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Policy If media reports (or leaks) are to be believed, then the Obama administration is all set to tweak its policy towards Afghanistan and unveil a plan to end U.S. combat operations by 2014.

Analysis: The Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's newly-released opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) smiles as she arrives at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 15, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Two days after regaining freedom from house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi, the charismatic leader of Burma/Myanmar's opposition, lost no time jumping back into politics. Her 15-year detention kept her on the political sidelines for the country's recent elections, but Suu Kyi addressed her supporters in defiant terms just minutes after her release.

But what does her release mean? Asia Society experts weigh in on what's next for the pro-democracy icon.

Aung San Suu Kyi is Free. Now What?

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi waves to supporters after her release from house arrest in Yangon November 13, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

After spending most of this decade and much of the 1990s locked up, Aung San Suu Kyi has been released from house arrest.

The G-20 Summit, Just a Piece of Paper?

In this screen grab, Asia Society's Jamie Metzl speaks with <i>CNN</i> in Seoul, South Korea.
Policy Asia Society's Jamie Metzl questions the outcome of this year's G-20 Summit in Seoul.

William R. Rhodes to G-20: 'Stop the Pontificating'

William Rhodes (R) with Jamie Metzl (L) in Seoul on November 9, 2010. (Asia Society Korea Center)
Policy Asia Society trustee and Task Force chair tells the G-20 that rhetoric isn't enough to address present challenges.

While Korea to Host G20, Eyes on US, China

Visitors walk in front of a screen showing a sign for the upcoming G20 Summit at its venue in Seoul on November 4, 2010. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Ahead of the G20, Associate Fellow Charles Armstrong discusses Korea's geo-political positioning between the US and China.

US, China: Hope for 'Harmonious' G20?

Policy Senior Fellow John Delury says cooperation between US and China imperative during G20

Obama's Short Indonesian Trip Significant

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai.
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai briefs WNYC on President Obama's short visit to Indonesia.