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Video: Former Top South Korean General on Responding to North Korean 'Provocation'

South Korean General Min-Koo Han delivers a speech during the 13th Asia-Pacific Chief of Defense Meeting (CHOD) press conference in Seoul in October, 2010. (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Prior to the collapse of talks between North and South Korea earlier this week, a top South Korean military official gave his read of the situation to Asia Society Korea Center.

Interview: AP's Jean H. Lee Covers Both Koreas with Objectivity, Understanding

Jean H. Lee, Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press.
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AP Korea Bureau Chief Jean H. Lee talks about the circuitous route she travels to get from Seoul to Pyongyang, her South Korean ancestry, and putting a "human" face on the lives of ordinary North Koreans.

Meet New Asia Society President Josette Sheeran in Photos and Videos

Josette Sheeran during an interview near carcasses of animals that died because of drought in Wajir, northeastern Kenya, on July 23, 2011. (WFP/Siegfried Modola)
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One week ago today Asia Society named Josette Sheeran its new president. Sheeran, who takes office June 10, comes to Asia Society from the World Economic Forum, where she served as Vice Chair since 2011.

Video: Kenneth Bae Sentencing Could Get US Caught in North Korean Propaganda Game

Mike Kulma, Executive Director for Global Leadership Initiatives at Asia Society.
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Asia Society's Mike Kulma on possible outcomes of an American citizen's 15-years sentence for "committing hostile acts" against Kim Jong Un's regime.

Expert: Current North Korea Drama 'More Uncertain and Worrying' Than Years Past

A North Korean soldier using binoculars watches from his quarters at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone on April 23, 2013. (Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Andrew Gilholm, senior Northeast Asia analyst with the consultancy Control Risks, says it's "tough to see" a peaceful resolution to current tensions.

For Those in Seoul, the North Korea 'Joke' May Be Over

A South Korean activist stabs a pocket knife on a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) during an anti-North Korea rally near the national assembly in Seoul on March 22, 2013. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
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Nathan McMurray, legal advisor for Samsung in Seoul, writes that the recent ratcheting up of tensions between North and South may be more than just a story this time.

Experts Debate: Is China Doing All It Can to Rein in Kim Jong Un?

Two North Korean men, center, listen to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei during a press briefing in Beijing on April 8, 2013. North Korea appears to be preparing a fourth nuclear test as well as a provocative missile launch, South Korea said, despite an unusually blunt call from China for restraint. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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A ChinaFile panel of experts assess whether China might finally be out of patience with its intractable smaller neighbor.

In US Asia Policy, Great Success Requires Greater Ambition

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a joint press conference with Yun Byung-se, South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, at the State Department in Washington, DC on April 2, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society D.C. Director Matt Stumpf says Secretary of State John Kerry would do well to focus on bringing a "fresh, positive vision" for U.S.-Asia relations when he visits the region later this week.

Video: Christopher Hill Says North Korea's Leaders 'Don't Know What They Want'

Christopher Hill, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, discusses North Korea's most recent round of nuclear provocations at Asia Society's studio in New York City.
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The chief U.S. envoy to the Six Party Talks reflects on what's behind North Korea's latest round of provocations and how much China can be engaged to help quell the crisis.

To Be 'All In' on Asia, US Must Manage Crises and Leverage New Opportunities

Thomas Donilon, National Security Advisor to President Obama, speaks at Asia Society in New York on March 11, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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With confirmation that the United States is serious about its "rebalancing toward Asia," Matt Stumpf offers ideas on how to craft a positive vision for U.S. relations in the region.