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Economic Reform in Myanmar: The Long Road Ahead

Myanmar farmers collect paddy seedlings from flooded fields to replant in Ayeyawaddy Division, outside Yangon, in August 2012. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Despite some promising reforms, economic conditions remain dire for the majority of people in Myanmar, cautions Asia Society Senior Advisor Sean Turnell.

Photo of the Day: Music from Kabul Reaches America

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music visited the U.S. Department of State to perform traditional Afghan music on February 4, 2013. (U.S. Dept of State: South and Central Asia/ Flickr)
Multimedia

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music visited the U.S. Department of State to perform traditional Afghan music on February 4, 2013. (U.S. Dept of State: South and Central Asia/ Flickr)

Photos: Prominent Journalists, Scholars Turn Out for Asia Society's ChinaFile Launch

L to R: Seymour Topping, Fox Butterfield, Nicholas Kristof, Orville Schell, Elisabeth Rosenthal, Joseph Kahn and Edward Wong at Asia Society New York on February 5, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

In pictures: a roster of distinguished panelists and guests celebrate the launch of ChinaFile, a new online magazine from Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations.

Video: Six NY Times Correspondents Share Half-Century of China Experience

A panel of New York Times Beijing correspondents gathered onstage at Asia Society New York on February 5, 2013. L to R: Seymour Topping, Fox Butterfield, Nicholas Kristof, moderator Orville Schell, Elisabeth Rosenthal, Joseph Kahn, and Edward Wong. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Six former and current New York Times China correspondents gathered at Asia Society New York to discuss what's changed, what's stayed the same, and where it's all headed.

Five Ways John Kerry Can Transform US Foreign Policy Toward Asia

Policy

As John Kerry begins his first week as U.S. Secretary of State, he faces numerous opportunities to reshape American foreign policy in Asia.

Photos: What Are You Eating on Lunar New Year? Instagram Us at #AsiaSocietyLNY

Folded dumplings filled with sweet potatoes, waiting to be deep-fried. (Tahiat Mahboob)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

On February 10, 2013, people around the world will celebrate Lunar New Year. Asia Blog wants to see what you'll be eating to ring in the Year of the Snake. Instagram us your photos with #AsiaSocietyLNY.

Evan Osnos: 'Simply Put, ChinaFile is Indispensable'

Lifestyle

Today marks the official launch of ChinaFile, a new website project by Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations that promises "a wealth of resources in English for the aspiring China Hand."

Ian Bremmer: Obama Should Team With China on 'Joint Clean Energy Push'

Ian Bremmer (World Economic Forum/Flickr)
Policy

Three questions for political scientist Ian Bremmer, who appears in conversation with Kishore Mahbubani on Wednesday, February 6, at Asia Society in New York. Tune in at 6:30pm ET for the free live webcast.

Photo of the Day: A Budding Beach Artist in China

A young boy draws in the sand at the beach in Xiamen, China on February 4, 2013. (marco bono/Flickr)
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A young boy draws in the sand at the beach in Xiamen, China on February 4, 2013. (marco bono/Flickr)

The 'Bleak' State of Rule of Law in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake (C) walks from the Supreme Court in Colombo on December 4, 2012. (Vikalpa/Groundviews/CPA/flickr)
Policy

Asia Society Young Leader Bhavani Fonseka says recent events, including the impeachment of the country's first female chief justice, could "have a chilling effect on hopes for a functioning democracy and sustainable peace in Sri Lanka."