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Central Asia's Energy Market: From Moscow to Beijing

Petroleum tanks owned by Hurricane Kumkol Munai in Chemkent, Kazakhstan. (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
Policy

In the future, competition for energy reserves in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will be between Russia and China — with time being on Beijing's side.

For Those in Seoul, the North Korea 'Joke' May Be Over

A South Korean activist stabs a pocket knife on a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) during an anti-North Korea rally near the national assembly in Seoul on March 22, 2013. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Nathan McMurray, legal advisor for Samsung in Seoul, writes that the recent ratcheting up of tensions between North and South may be more than just a story this time.

Photo of the Day: An Artist in Vietnam

A painter takes a break from creating artwork in Hanoi, Vietnam on April 10, 2013. (julianlimjl/Flickr)
Multimedia

A painter takes a break from creating artwork in Hanoi, Vietnam on April 10, 2013. (julianlimjl/Flickr)

Photos: 'Made in Bangladesh' Takes Behind-the-Scenes Look at Garment Workers

Garment worker leaders form a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club, demanding punishment for the killers of Aminul Islam, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Gazi Nafis Ahmed)
Multimedia

A young socially-minded Bangladeshi photographer turns his lens on his country's garment factories and the workers who brave hazardous conditions in them to scrape together a living.

A Tale of Two Viruses: SARS, Bird Flu, and What They Say About China Then and Now

Despite public concern about the emergence of H7N9 bird flu in Shanghai, only a handful of pedestrians walking along the waterfront Bund on April 8, 2013 chose to don face masks. (Maura Elizabeth Cunningham)

Despite obvious similarities between the SARS and "bird flu" outbreaks, writes an American correspondent in Shanghai, it's harder for China's government to hide things today than it was in 2003.

Multimedia: Chitra Agrawal on Making, and Finding, Good South Indian Vegetarian Food

Masala dosas at Saravana Bhaavan in New York City. (Pei Ketron/penelopesloom.com)
Lifestyle

Chitra Agrawal explains how you can prepare certain key South Indian vegetarian dishes at home — and also where to find them when you're dining out.

Video: How to Make a Leotini, Asia Society's Signature Martini

Take a step-by-step look at how we create our classic, refreshing, Asia-inspired drink, served only at Asia Society. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
Multimedia

It's shaken, not stirred — but it's not a Bond martini! Take a step-by-step look at how we create our classic, refreshing, Asia-inspired drink, served only at Asia Society.

Photo of the Day: A Lonely Jackal in India

A jackal runs along a deserted road in Kanha National Park, India on April 7, 2013. (nandadevieast/Flickr)
Multimedia

A jackal runs along a deserted road in Kanha National Park, India on April 7, 2013. (nandadevieast/Flickr)

Sino-U.S. Power Play in Asia: India's Imperatives

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on November 8, 2010. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

India's foreign policy focus, explains C. Raja Mohan, is on deepening engagement with both Washington and Beijing while retaining a prudent "strategic autonomy."

Photos: New Guidebook Picks Best Korean Food in New York City

Cho Dang Gol in midtown Manhattan, New York City. (Gabi Porter)
Lifestyle

Matt Rodbard, author of a handy new hot pink guide book to Korean cuisine in New York, shares the "dish" on his personal favorites.