Keyword: human rights
After the publication of an interactive website visualizing drone strikes in Pakistan, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas analyzes the difficulty of assessing whether drone strikes are actually an effective terror-fighting tool.
"I want to change China from a country ruled of man and by man to a country ruled of law and by law," Chinese activist and legislator Wu Qing tells Asia Blog.
A critical question is confronting Thailand and several other Asian nations: Is lasting peace possible in the absence of justice?
Asia Society Asia 21 fellow Wenchi Yu argues that formerly-suppressed women's border NGOs should not be excluded from reform in Myanmar.
Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam talks about the power of photography to promote change.
Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng said during a public appearance today in New York that he hopes China can follow its own laws and that he can return to his native country after studying in the U.S.
The U.S. needs to tone down its human rights rhetoric with Southeast Asian countries like Myanmar if it intends to compete with China in the region.
"The world will be watching to see if the shift toward democracy in Myanmar is real," writes Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio.
Current tensions — including Tibetan monks and nuns using self-immolation as a form of protest — are not going to disappear without some concession from China's government, says a leading Tibet expert.
Iranian doctors Arash and Kamiar Alaei, participants in Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders Program, discussed their ordeal in an Iranian prison.