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Brokered Marriages: Matchmaking or Exploitation?

A screenshot from J&N Viet-Bride's website showcases couples who met through the Singapore-based matchmaking service. (jnvietbride.com.sg)
Policy

The movement of migrant brides throughout Asia is controlled by a network of agents whose motives are more driven by profits than the welfare of the people they profess to help, writes Andrew Billo.

Photo of the Day: Temple Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Taiwan Temple Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on March 28, 2012. (Joseph Ferris III /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Wooden Toys in Taiwan

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An old man looks up at the wooden toys hanging in his store's window in Lukang Township, Changhua County, Taiwan on March 17, 2012. (Yu-Jen Shih/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Taiwan Lantern Festival

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Lunar New Year celebrations come to a close on Monday, the 15th day on the lunar calendar - otherwise known as the Lantern Festival, on February 5, 2012 in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.  (lyra444 /Flickr)

2012: Coming Year's Leadership Transitions Could Have Major Asia Impact

 Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R), the presumptive heir to current President Hu Jintao, speaks with former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen  in Beijing on July 11, 2011. Xi is just one of several new world leaders who could have a major impact on Asia in 2012 and beyond. Photo by Chad J. McNeeley. (Flickr/Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)
Policy

It seems only fitting that at the end of 2011, a year of such tremendous political change around the world, we should all be fixated with intense curiosity on the machinations of a leadership transition in North Korea.

There are many reasons for the events that unfolded into the Arab Spring, but at the root is a failure in leadership. While the Arab Spring did not result in similar uprisings in Asia, the events were followed with tremendous interest throughout the region.

Vishakha Desai: Female Politicians in Asia Making it on Merit

Yingluck Sinawatra may be following in the footsteps of her brother, Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but had her own career as a successful businesswoman before she became the country's first female prime minister. (Flickr/Ratchaprasong 2)
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Asia Society President Vishakha Desai says that there's something different about the quality of female politicians in Asia today.

Interview: Tuong Vu, Author of 'Paths to Development in Asia'

<i>Paths to Development in Asia</i> by Tuong Vu, selected as runner-up in the 2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.
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Since the economies of East Asia first experienced broad economic growth in the post-World War II era, academics have debated which factors best explain such success. In his book Paths to Development in Asia, University of Oregon Political Science professor Tuong Vu argues that state formation, more than colonial legacy or geography, played a decisive role in explaining such success. Vu's study was selected as a runner-up for Asia Society's 2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.

Taiwan For Sale?

Flags of the United States and Taiwan fly outside Chinatown gate in Washington, D.C. (Flickr/Photo Phiend)
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In today's New York Times, former Harvard academic Paul V. Kane writes that the United States should terminate its defense arrangement with Taiwan in exchange for China forgiving the $1.14 trillion of U.S. debt that it holds. Kane argues that this move would be:

Photo of the Day: Taipei Organizes A Mass Wedding Ceremony

Couples kiss in a Taipei mass wedding
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Newly wed couples kiss during a mass wedding ceremony organized by Taipei city government on September 9, 2010.

Photo of the Day: A Culinary Masterpiece

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A chef displays two dragon-shaped dishes, made of 80 lobsters, during the Taiwan Culinary Exhibition at the World Trade Center in Taipei on August 27, 2010.