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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.
Policy

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.

Video: Combating Common Stereotypes About Koreans

A still from Kerri's music video about Korean stereotypes.
Education

A project by an English teacher at the Chinju National University of Education in Jinju, South Korea who goes by the single name Kerri, addresses common stereotypes about Koreans via a music video.

The Deadly Cost of Marine Debris

Trash in the Great Pacific. (cesar harada/Flickr)
Sustainability

A recent study from the University of California, San Diego, found that tens of thousands of tons of debris are ingested annually by fish in the Pacific Ocean. In this week's Sustainability Roundtable, we asked our experts how Asia and the United States can cooperate to tackle the problem of pollution in the Pacific Ocean. Is there a chance for collaboration on cleaning and waste management efforts?

South Korea Wins Winter Olympics — Should North Korea Co-Host?

A man walks along a row of banners with the logo of South Korea's mountain resort of Pyeongchang, 180 kms east of Seoul, on July 7, 2011 after the mountain resort was picked to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Amidst the jubilation surrounding South Korea's victory over Germany and France to host the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, an uncomfortable proposition was made: Should North Korea be allowed to co-host?

On Monday, just five days after the first cheers in Pyeongchang, opposition Democratic Party chairman Sohn Hak-kyu proposed the idea at a meeting with other government officials.

Video: War Between North and South Korea Unlikely

Policy

Jamie Metzl discusses the unlikely war between North and South Korea during an appearance on CNN.

Photo of the Day: Civil Defense Drill in South Korea

Multimedia

An emergency service person in chemical protection clothing participates in a civil defense exercise on December 15, 2010 in Paju, South Korea.

Photo of the Day: Spreading Holiday Cheer for a Good Cause

Multimedia

South Korean volunteers in Santa Claus outfits wave before going out to hand out Christmas gifts to prematurly born babies in Seoul on December 2, 2010.

Photo of the Day: A Bridge to Nowhere

Originally bombed by the US in 1950, the bridge was eventually dismantled by North Korea from its side shortly after the Korean War armistice.
Lifestyle

Originally bombed by the US in 1950, the bridge was eventually dismantled by North Korea from its side shortly after the Korean War armistice.

North Korean Attack a 'Shocking Escalation'

Photo taken by a South Korean tourist shows plumes of smoke rising from Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea after North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells, Nov 23, 2010., killing two people. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy An attack by North Korea on Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea, killed two South Korean soldiers and wounded at least 14 others.

Photo of the Day: A Korean Peacekeeper Displays Skills

Multimedia

A South Korean peacekeeping soldier with the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) displays his skills during a parade at their base in the southern Lebanese town of Tayr Dibba on October 27, 2010.