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Asia Society Pays Tribute to Richard Holbrooke After Surgery

Amb. Richard Holbrooke at the State Department in Washington, DC, on Aug. 9, 2010. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Amb. Richard Holbrooke was in critical condition in a Washington hospital after surgery for a torn aorta.

An Empty Chair in Oslo

The empty chair with a diploma and medal that should have been awarded to this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo stands in Oslo City Hall on December 10, 2010. (Junge, Heiko/AFP/Getty Images)

Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo’s empty chair shown around the world but not in China.

Photo of the Day: Highlighting Human Rights in Mumbai


An Indian adivasi-tribal with her hands tied together to symbolically represent bondage, attend a sit-in protest on the occasion of Human Rights Day in Mumbai on December 10, 2010.

Evan Osnos Exposes Media's Favorite China 'Myths'

<i>New Yorker</i> staff writer and Asia Society Osborn Elliott Prize winner Evan Osnos. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

China's top 10 myths busted.

China's Global War on Human Rights

Liu Xiaobo, who was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, is currently serving an 11-year prison sentence in China.

In a Wall St. Journal opinion piece, Asia Society's Jamie Metzl argues Beijing is actively undermining global human rights norms.

The Melt: How Melting Glaciers Threaten Asia

<i>The Melt</i> tracks the receding Himalayan glaciers. Red lines indicate the levels of ice in 1921, compared to today. (Asia Society Center on US-China Relations)

The Himalayan glaciers are melting, putting people, ecology, and landscapes in peril.  

Prospects Dim for Iran Nuclear Talks

A member of the Iranian opposition wearing a mask reading

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio offers a way to gain traction on engagement with Iran.

Charles Armstrong on China and the 'Spoiled Child'


A key revelation to emerge from last week's WikiLeaks dump of US diplomatic cables is that China's attitude towards North Korea is far more nuanced and unpredictable than its official stance suggests.

US Agribiz Eyes India

Asia Society Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar

Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar talks about GMO foods in India with WNYC's Leonard Lopate.

Military-first, or Just Desperate? What's Motivating North Korea

Brian R. Myers (L) and John Delury (R) in Seoul on Nov. 25, 2010.

DPRK-watchers John Delury and B.R. Myers debate the fallout from last week's attack.