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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.

Donilon: US Not 'Containing China' or Dictating Terms With Asia Rebalance

United States National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon at Asia Society New York on March 11, 2013. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
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Highlights from National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon's appearance at Asia Society in New York on Monday, March 11, 2013.

Interview: Richard Samuels Says Japan Partisanship Worse After Earthquake

Richard Samuels (L) and the cover of his new book (R). (Richard Samuels)
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MIT professor Richard Samuels talks to Asia Society about his new book on politics in Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of March 2011.

South Korea's New President Promises Era of 'Trustpolitik'

Park Geun-Hye, South Korea's president, salutes during her inauguration ceremony in the National Assembly on February 25, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (Park Jin-Hee/Getty Images)
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The first female president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, took the oath of office today during a time of opportunities and critical challenges for South Korea.

Chinese Netizens Liked Seeing Partisanship at State of the Union

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President Obama mentioned China twice during his State of the Union address, but Chinese microbloggers were more interested in partisan disagreement and North Korea.

With Latest Nuclear Test, North Korea Chooses Guns Over Google

A North Korean soldier reacts as he patrols along the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, after the country conducted its third nuclear test on February 12, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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Kim Jong Un's most recent provocation perpetuates North Korea's policy of favoring a military-first policy over the needs of its people.

Photo of the Day: Staggered Houses in North Korea

Snow covers the mountains and houses of Pyongyang, North Korea on January 14, 2013. (julianacunha/Flickr)
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Snow covers the mountains and houses of Pyongyang, North Korea on January 14, 2013. (julianacunha/Flickr)