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From Iran to Ramen, Asia Society's Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

A bowl of happiness from Totto Ramen in New York City. (Jason Lam/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Hopefully you have room for one more end-of-the-year list. Take a look back and see what Asia Blog posts got people talking in 2013.

Fourteen for '14: What *Might* Happen in Asia in the Coming Year

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, an avowed rock fan, tries some air guitar while traveling by van to a site inspection in Jakarta on Aug. 22, 2013. The charismatic governor is predicted to make a run for Indonesia's presidency in 2014. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

From Afghanistan to Indonesia, with a detour into World Cup soccer, Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski tries his hand at prognosticating for 2014.

Focus on Asia Will Define China's Near-Term Foreign Policy, Says Historian Westad

Prof. Odd Arne Westad, winner of the 2013 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award, speaks at Asia Society New York on December 18, 2013. (David Barreda/Asia Society)
Policy

Historian Odd Arne Westad says China's leaders see the country as a regional power and ought to develop a more cooperative relationship with Southeast Asia, rather than taking an aggressive stance in regional affairs.

Photo of the Day: Intricately Carved in China

An ornate door knocker adorns a red door at Shanghai's City God Temple in China on November 30, 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob)
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An ornate door knocker adorns a red door at Shanghai's City God Temple in China on November 30, 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob)

Scorecard: What Was Predicted for Asia's 2013 — and What Actually Happened

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shown here reviewing a military parade in Pyongyang on July 27, could be waving goodbye to hopes from the international community that he would
Lifestyle

A year ago, Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offered his predictions on Asia for the year ahead. How many of them came true?

Poll: Help Us Choose Asia's Person of the Year for 2013

Pakistani education rights activist Malala Yousafzai, 16, finished second in our Asia's Person of the Year poll last year. Can she win in 2013? (Yui Mok/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Who will follow in the footsteps of 2011 winner Aung San Suu Kyi and 2012 winner Imran Khan and take the honor for 2013? That's totally up to you.

Photo of the Day: Riding a Stationary Bike in Malaysia

A bike rests against a famous art mural by Ernest Zacharevic in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia on December 1, 2013. (Etienne Girardet/Flickr)
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A bike rests against a famous art mural by Ernest Zacharevic in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia on December 1, 2013. (Etienne Girardet/Flickr)

Shanghai Responds to School Ranking Cheating Allegations

A student in Shanghai. (Kyle Taylor/Flickr)
Education

Shanghai's world-leading education system results from unremitting education reform during the past decades, not from cheating, writes Zhang Mingxuan.

For North Korea, a Disastrous 2013 Has Set Up a Precarious 2014

A North Korea soldier stands guard on the banks of the Yalu River which separates the North Korean town of Sinuiju from the Chinese border town of Dandong on the second anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-Il, December 17, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Matthew Stumpf says North Korea finds itself in an ever-more precarious international situation after a disastrous series of decisions in 2013.

Photo of the Day: Overlooking Calm Waters in Singapore

An intricate pagoda faces a white bridge in Singapore on December 14, 2013. (Pawandeep Singh/Flickr)
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An intricate pagoda faces a white bridge in Singapore on December 14, 2013. (Pawandeep Singh/Flickr)