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Op-Ed: Could Conflict in the South China Sea Lead to a 'New Cold War'?

U.S. aircraft carriers in the South China Sea on July 8, 2012. (U.S. Navy/Declan Barnes/Flickr)
Policy

A strong and united ASEAN is key to avoiding a standoff between China and the United States in the South China Sea, writes Nguyen Manh Hung.

Photo of the Day: Dance of the Apsaras in Cambodia

A classical dance troupe in Siem Reap, northwestern Cambodia performs the traditional dance of the apsaras on October 1, 2012 (h0lydevil/Flickr)
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A classical dance troupe in Siem Reap, northwestern Cambodia performs the traditional dance of the apsaras on October 1, 2012. (h0lydevil/Flickr)

The 'Visionary' Women Critical to a Unified Myanmar

A Kachin tribe woman listens to Aung San Suu Kyi in the town of Moe Kaung on February 23, 2012. (Soe Than Win/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Asia 21 fellow Wenchi Yu argues that formerly-suppressed women's border NGOs should not be excluded from reform in Myanmar.

Book Excerpt: How You Can Tap China and India's $10 Trillion Consumer Markets

Business

Boston Consulting Group experts explain why consumer markets in China and India are poised for huge growth as the nations' citizens continue to amass — and learn how to spend — their increasing wealth.

Interview: 'Assassins' Author Tarun J. Tejpal Exposes India's Gritty Underbelly

Author and journalist Tarun Tejpal talks to an audience during the Kathmandu Literary Jatra in Kathmandu on September 16, 2011. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

"I just wanted to tell the story I wanted to tell — as uncompromisingly as I could," says the author of a savage new novel about India's underclass. Appearing at Asia Society New York this Thursday, October 4.

Photo of the Day: Chased by the Sun in Sri Lanka

A young man takes off running as the sun sets over Galle Forte in Southern Sri Lanka on January 9, 2012. (Photosightfaces/Flickr)
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A young man takes off running as the sun sets over Galle Forte in Southern Sri Lanka on January 9, 2012. (Photosightfaces/Flickr)

Interview: Indonesian Troupe Uses Puppets to Remember a Difficult History

An image from the Papermoon Puppet Theatre's 'Mwathirika.' (Indra Wicaksono)
Arts

An Indonesian puppet theater uses an unconventional medium to portray a period of political turmoil. Appearing live at Asia Society New York on Monday, October 1.

Evolution of a Classic: Ice Cream Mooncakes [Video]

Angry Birds mooncakes based on the worldwide hit game by Finnish entertainment media company Rovio are displayed during a preview at a restaurant in Singapore on July 3, 2012. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/GettyImages)
Multimedia

The ice cream mooncake has turned tradition on its head. Does it still carry symoblic meaning for the mid-autumn festival? Like so many objects before it, the mooncake is writing its own biography.

Private-Public Collaboration Key to Better Treatment of Migrant Workers

Chinese migrant workers leave their factory construction site for a lunch break in Beijing on March 16, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In Asia, as in the U.S., business benefits from a cheap, reliable labor force that can be coerced into working long hours without protest. But can the private sector be enlisted to help curb these abuses?

Photo of the Day: The Daily News in Singapore

A man reads the morning newspaper in Chinatown, Singapore on September 18, 2012. (beegee49/Flickr)
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A man reads the morning newspaper in Chinatown, Singapore on September 18, 2012. (beegee49/Flickr)