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North Korea: What Can The International Community Do?

Human rights, humanitarian, and international security experts discuss the challenge of North Korea. more
Sri Lankan policemen look on as Tamil pro-government activists take part in a demonstration outside the UN offices in Colombo on March 10, 2014, to protest a proposed US-led UN resolution to investigate Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

When Will Sri Lanka End Its Silence?

It's obvious the situation in Sri Lanka has improved since the end of the civil war, but the government’s loftier and more consequential promises remain unfulfilled, writes Bhavani Fonseka. more
Gazi Nafis Ahmed's latest documentary series, "Inner Face," offers a stark look at the marginalized gay community in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Gazi Nafis Ahmed)

Interview: Photographer Sheds Light on 'Inner Face' of Bangladesh's Gay Community

In stark black-and-white images, Gazi Nafis Ahmed takes an intimate look at Bangladesh's marginalized gay community. more

#iParticipate for Human Rights

Empowerment of the young and indigenous peoples in the Philippines. more

#iParticipate: Youth Engagement for Human Rights

Learn how you can make a change! more
Lao schoolchildren before a poster warning about American bombs (Jerry Redfern)

Legacies of War in Laos

US bombs dropped 40 years ago plague Laos today more
Bamiyan, 2009: An Afghan midwife helps a mother nurse her newborn baby at the Bamiyan Provincial hospital. Photo featured in the ART WORKS exhibition "Women Between Peace and War: Afghanistan," on view at Asia Society New York Oct. 3, 2013. (Paula Bronstein)

Interview: MSF Doctor on Afghanistan's Steep Challenges to Women's Health

Dr. Severine Caluwaerts explains why fear of bomb blasts and poor infrastructure make women's health an uphill struggle in Afghanistan. more

Inside the Hermit Kingdom: North Korean Defector Speaks Out

Defector Jin Hye Jo gives us a look inside Asia's most isolated country. more
Atty. Damcelle Cortes-Torres and Dr. Cora De Ungria

Social Discussion on Human Rights and Judicial Reform

Dr. Cora De Ungria and Atty. Damcelle Cortes-Torres share their advocacies on promoting human rights. more
Pakistani demonstrators shout anti-US slogans during a protest in Multan on January 8, 2013, against the drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas. (S.S Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)

Are Drone Strikes Killing Terrorists or Creating Them?

After the publication of an interactive website visualizing drone strikes in Pakistan, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas analyzes the difficulty of assessing whether drone strikes are actually an effective terror-fighting tool. more