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Opinion: Why Congress is Concerned About a Free Trade Deal with Asia

Demonstrators protest against the legislation to give US President Barack Obama fast-track authority to advance trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), during a protest march on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 21, 2015.  (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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Policymakers shouldn’t always be so quick to blame free trade for job losses, argues former Asia Society fellow Shom Sen.

Interview: Times of India Editor on Modi's Foreign Policy, One Year In

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) gestures as Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina looks on as he arrives at the Prime Minister's Office in Dhaka on June 6, 2015. (Munir Uz Zaman/Getty Images)
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Indrani Bagchi, Senior Diplomatic Editor with the Times of India, says India’s prime minister “has not been shy of boldly asserting India’s interests,” in a break with the country’s diplomatic tradition.

Photo of the Day: Treading on Dry Mud in Bangladesh

Feet caked in mud in Patuakhali, Bangladesh on January 26, 2015. (Armand Rajnoch/Flickr)
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Feet caked in mud in Patuakhali, Bangladesh on January 26, 2015. (Armand Rajnoch/Flickr)

Interview: From North Korea to NYC, Defector Recounts His Unlikely Journey

Joseph Kim and his new book 'Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America.' (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
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North Korea is completely isolated politically and geographically," says author Joseph Kim. "So in some ways it’s tempting for us to think of North Koreans as aliens from another Earth. But we are all basically the same people."

Weekly Rewind: India's First 'Lesbian Ad,' China's Green Revolution, and Understanding the South China Sea Conflict

A China Coast Guard ship (L) chases a Vietnam Coast Guard vessel near the site of a Chinese drilling oil rig being installed at the disputed water in the South China Sea off Vietnam's central coast. (Photo credit should read Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Interview: Nisid Hajari on the Partition of India and the Lasting India-Pakistan Rivalry

Pakistani Rangers, in black, and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel perform the daily retreat ceremony on the India-Pakistan Border at Wagah on September 17, 2014. (Narinder Nanu/Getty Images)
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Nisid Hajari, author of the new book Midnight’s Furies, discusses how India’s Partition in 1947 continues to affect India-Pakistan relations today. He appears at Asia Society New York on June 16.

Photo of the Day: A Twinkling Skyline in Taiwan

A city comes to life as buildings light up during nightfall in Taipei, Taiwan on June 12, 2015. (Brian Sheng/Flickr)
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A city comes to life as buildings light up during nightfall in Taipei, Taiwan on June 12, 2015. (Brian Sheng/Flickr)

#TBT: Yao Ming (and a Miniature Shovel) Help Asia Society Break Ground in Houston in 2008

NBA star Yao Ming, architect Yoshio Taniguchi, and other dignitaries break ground for the Asia Society Texas Center on May 15, 2008. (Richard J. Carson/Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Yao Ming helps Asia Society Texas Center break ground in 2008.

Photo of the Day: Walking Past History in North Korea

A man rushes past a war memorial statute in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)
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A man rushes past a war memorial statute in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)

Video: Waging Peace in Asia, Because 'No Region Has More to Lose' From War

Members of a new Asia Society Policy Institute commission discuss securing peace in Asia through institutions. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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“We’ve seen the return of geopolitics, the return of contention and competition," says Shivshankar Menon, member of a new Asia Society Policy Institute commission that aims to help strengthen institutions and develop mechanisms for managing tensions and security threats across the Asia-Pacific region.