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Interview: From North Korea to NYC, Defector Recounts His Unlikely Journey

Joseph Kim and his new book 'Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America.' (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
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North Korea is completely isolated politically and geographically," says author Joseph Kim. "So in some ways it’s tempting for us to think of North Koreans as aliens from another Earth. But we are all basically the same people."

Photo of the Day: Walking Past History in North Korea

A man rushes past a war memorial statute in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)
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A man rushes past a war memorial statute in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)

Weekly Rewind: Iran's 'Generation Normal,' Nepal's Child Goddess, and a Trip to the North Korea-China Border

An Iranian youth listens to music as he walks through central Tehran. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Weekly Rewind: Scenes From Nepal's Countryside, Pro Wrestling in North Korea, and Obama's Haiku

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe  pose with US President Barack Obama and US First Lady Michelle Obama before a state dinner at the White House April 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Weekly Rewind: A Marathon in Pyongyang, A Gem-Encrusted Wedding in Brunei, and the World's Biggest Water Fight

Thai locals and foreigners take part in a city-wide water fight on April 15, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Video: Blaine Harden Discusses Retractions by North Korean Prison Camp Survivor Shin Dong-hyuk

North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk (R) and author Blaine Harden (L) meet with former President George W. Bush in 2013. (Flickr/Freddy Ford)
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The author of Escape from Camp 14 addresses recent revelations that the North Korean defector depicted in his book lied about some details of his story.

Interview: Suki Kim Aims to Depict 'Human World' of North Korea in Undercover Memoir

Author Suki Kim. (Ed Kashi)
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Author Suki Kim taught English at a private university in Pyongyang for six months, while also working surreptitiously on a memoir. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on March 25, 2015.

Video: 'At the End of the Day, China Has North Korea's Back'

L to R: Barbara Demick, Hitoshi Tanaka, Evans J.R. Revere, and Victor Cha discuss security in Northeast Asia (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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Panelists with expertise on Northeast Asia discuss relationships in the region and what security threats have arisen from North Korea and other issues.

Interview: Barbara Demick Says No Need to Exaggerate North Korea Stories, 'Truth is Bad Enough'

Barbara Demick in Beijing, where she was formerly Los Angeles Times bureau chief. (Barbara Demick)
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Ahead of her February 25 appearance at Asia Society New York, the veteran journalist who reported from South Korea and China discusses potential conflict in the region, North Korean defectors, and the media atmosphere in China. 

Video: After Sony Hack, Kevin Rudd Urges Democracies to Consider Cyber-Readiness

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Appearing on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” the incoming President of the Asia Society Policy Institute said North Korea’s alleged cyber-attack on Sony Pictures should prompt “a global learning exercise” about cybersecurity.