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Desai: A 'New Chapter' For North Korea?

South Korean protesters participate in a rally celebrating news of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on December 19, 2011 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Policy

Will Kim Jong Il's passing open up a new era of reform as we have seen recently in Myanmar? Or will there be further restrictions on its people?

Afghanistan Untold: Multimedia by Augstin Pictures, MediaStorm and Asia Society

Pashtun girl in a village in eastern Afghanistan. (Lukas Augustin)
Multimedia

What do we really know about Afghanistan? Here are this year's multimedia pieces that have gone beyond images of war to tell the story of the Afghan people.

Photo of the Day: Bangladesh Fishing

Multimedia

Bangladeshi domestic workers net-fishing a private pond in the village of Choddogram, in the district of Comilla, Bangladesh in January 2000. (Shams Tarek)

Video: Artist Sarah Sze Crosses the 'Line' at Asia Society Museum

Arts

For Asia Society Museum, artist Sarah Sze has created sculptures and installations that incorporate everyday materials like cups and key chains. Watch this video for a guided tour. 

Photo of the Day: Indonesian Punks 'Rehabilitated'

Multimedia

On December 13, 2011, 65 youths, who were rounded up at a punk rock concert on Saturday, had their their spiky mohawks — deemed insulting to Islamic traditions — buzzed off. (Chaideer Mahyuddin /AFP/Getty Images)

Video: Mousavian and Pickering on Search for US-Iran 'Common Interests'

L to R: Suzanne DiMaggio, Hossein Mousavian and Thomas Pickering at Asia Society New York on Dec. 13, 2011.
Policy

Asia Society brought together Ambassador Hossein Mousavian, Iran's former lead nuclear negotiator, and Ambassador Thomas Pickering, former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, on Tuesday night for a discussion on the future of U.S.-Iran relations, covering a range of issues from Iran's nuclear program to prospects for bilateral engagement.

Interview: NPR's Louisa Lim on Her Encounter With China's 'Wolf Dad'

Xiao Baiyou, China's
Lifestyle

A 47-year-old father of four known as "Wolf Dad" is causing a stir in China for parenting practices that that make "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua [photo] look like Mary Poppins.

Photos: Notable Names on Hand for Asia Society's Screening with Michelle Yeoh

L to R: Wendi Murdoch, Michelle Yeoh and Amy Chua, author of
Arts

In pictures: artists, auteurs and other notables turn out for Asia Society's screening of The Lady starring Michelle Yeoh.

Children in Chains: Pakistan's Madrassa Scandal

Young Pakistani students sit after being rescued following a police raid on Madrassa Zakarya in Karachi late on December 12, 2011. (ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

A collection of Twitter reactions to the news of at least 50 chained-up students who were recovered from a religious seminary in Karachi.

Photo of the Day: Chinese Opera Performer Backstage, Singapore

Multimedia

A Chinese street opera performer takes a break in between scenes in Singapore on 12 December, 2011. (Kenneth Tan /Flickr)