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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)
Multimedia

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

Iran, US Experts Call Nuclear Deal a 'Breakthrough' – to an Uncertain Future

L to R: Thomas R. Pickering, Hossein Mousavian, Robert Einhorn and George Stephanopolous at Asia Society New York on December 17, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Policy

Former Iranian and U.S. diplomats said Tuesday that the interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations has created an opportunity for cooperation on other regional challenges.

Photo of the Day: Horsing Around in India

A man on a horse silhouetted by the Taj Mahal in the background in India on December 4, 2013. (Ville Hyvönen/Flickr)
Multimedia

A man on a horse silhouetted by the Taj Mahal in the background in India on December 4, 2013. (Ville Hyvönen/Flickr)

Interview: What 250 Years of Chinese History Shows About the Future

Policy

Prof. Odd Arne Westad, author of Restless Empire, talks about how studying the past 250 years of Chinese history brought him to a new understanding of how China relates to the outside world, and what its long-term prospects look like.

Photo of the Day: A Tranquil Place in China

A shady walkway lined with bare trees leads to blue waters in Beijing, China on December 9, 2013. (David Gordillo/Flickr)
Multimedia

A shady walkway lined with bare trees leads to blue waters in Beijing, China on December 9, 2013. (David Gordillo/Flickr)

Five Creative Ways the Internet is Changing the Way Asian People Eat

A ramen burger. (mmyoso/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

It's not just about taking pictures of food — cuisine mashups, popup eateries, and social awareness campaigns all play a role in 21st-century dining. Panel discussion and tasting for the ramen burger at Asia Society New York this Wednesday, December 18.

Photo of the Day: Framing the Pacific Ocean in the Marshall Islands

The empty door and window frames give a glimpse of high tide in the Marshall Islands on November 7, 2013. (AusAID/Flickr)
Multimedia

The empty door and window frames give a glimpse of high tide in the Marshall Islands on November 7, 2013. (AusAID/Flickr)

24 Rare 1960s and 70s Photos From Iran's Official Tourism Office

A tea-house in 1970s Tehran.
Lifestyle

We sorted through several boxes of official tourism slides taken in Iran during the 1960s and 70s — and we've reproduced two dozen of our favorites in this gallery.

Interview: Author Pankaj Mishra on the Modernization of Asia

Pankaj Mishra (R), author of
Policy

"I don't think the problems of Asia today can be posed, let alone solved, through an East-versus-West binary," says the winner of an honorable mention in Asia Society's 2013 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.