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Interview: Syracuse Talks Show North Korea Wants to 'Engage the World in a New Way'

This undated picture, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 10, 2012 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waving his hand on a naval vessel as he inspects Korean People's Army Navy Unit 123 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment at undisclosed place in North Korea. (KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

Charles K. Armstrong says a conference attended by a North Korea nuclear envoy showed the country is continuing to implement, and even accelerating negotiation efforts put in motion before the death of Kim Jong Il.

Interview: Photographer Palani Mohan Captures Hong Kong on iPhone [Photos]

Multimedia "Walking the city with only a mobile phone makes you invisible as a photographer, enabling you to get close to your subject," he said.

Photos: Vanishing Cultures Project Captures Threatened Tibetan Traditions


The Vanishing Cultures Project's photographer-and-writer team journeyed to a remote corner of Nepal to document the indigenous Loba people and threats to their way of life.

Photo of the Day: Bows and Purses, Mongolia


"Gender relations start early," comments Jeremy Weate on his photo of two young children playing in Mongolia on November 6, 2011. (Jeremy Weate /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Lake Healing in Avarga Toson, Mongolia


Mineral water lake in Avarga Toson, about 200 kilometers south of Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia in the Summer 2008. The water and mud from this region are used for treating various illnesses. (Khulan Davaadorj, Asia Society Member)

Mongolia: Balancing Economy with Environment

Mongolian Prime Minister Batbold Sukhbaatar at Asia Society New York on Oct. 28, 2011. (Anthony Trujillo)

Mongolian Prime Minister Batbold Sukhbaatar discusses his strategy for fostering economic growth while preserving the environment.

Video: Song and Dance, the Mongolian Way

(Naranzogt Tschuluun)

Mongolia literally takes center stage at Asia Society New York this Friday, October 28th, when the Mongolia National Horse-head Fiddle Ensemble appears as part of the program Music and Dance from Mongolia.

When the 'Asian Way' Can Be the Wrong Way

Mongolian President President Tsakhia Elbegdorj at Asia Society New York on Sept. 19, 2011. (Suzanna Finley/Asia Society)

Originally published in the Bangkok Post, Oct. 11, 2011

East Asian countries are well-known for nationalist policies that coalesce around single ethnicities, or in the case of Singapore, recognition of diversity, but careful management of diversity in the name of a higher national calling.

Video: In New York, Asian Leaders Link Economic and Social Development to Democracy


In the past, when talking about development issues, political leaders have generally referred to socio-economic development and democracy as separate issues. This week at Asia Society, however, leaders from Asian countries with very different historical backgrounds and political, social and economic systems spoke of freedom, justice, accountability and respect for human rights as being essentially linked to democracy.

Happy Hangul Day!

Spectators gather at a statue of King Sejong in Seoul after a ceremony marking the 563rd anniversary of the creation of the Korean alphabet on October 9, 2009.(PARK JI-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

October 9 commemorates the invention of the Korean alphabet in 1446.