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Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie gestures during a courtesy visit to Philippine President Benigno Aquino (unseen) at the Malacanang Palace in Manila on May 23, 2011. Aquino said he hoped his talks with Liang would help to avoid a real conflict over the chain of islands in the South China Sea which both countries claim. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese Dilemmas in the South China Sea

Aggressive maritime maneuvers may not serve China's long-term interests, says John D. Cioriciari. more

Maziar Bahari: 'We Can Always Bring You Back in a Bag'

Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari describes the conditions of his release from Iran's notorious Evin Prison in 2009. more
Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, detained by Iranian authorities for 118 days in 2009, at Asia Society New York on June 7, 2011.

Maziar Bahari: Iran's Rulers Possibly 'Genocidal, Not Suicidal'

The Iranian-Canadian journalist, jailed by Iran's rulers in 2009, offers a nuanced view of the controversial nuclear program. more

Bahari: Iran's 'Cynically Pragmatic' Nuclear Intentions

Journalist Maziar Bahari speculates about the "cynically pragmatic" motives behind Iran's nuclear program. more

Maziar Bahari: 'Then They Came for Me' (Complete)

Journalist Maziar Bahari discusses Iran's recent history, and his imprisonment there in 2009, with Jon Meacham. more
Getting an earful: Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie puts on a headset to listen at the Asia-Pacific security forum in Singapore on June 4, 2011. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharp Elbows for China from a Neighbor

Anti-China protests in Vietnam may herald a greater threat to governments in Hanoi and Beijing than they realize. more
Burma/Myanmar's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi holds a bouquet of flowers as she appears at the gate of her house after her release in Yangon (Rangoon) on November 13, 2010. The lakeside home had been her prison for most of the past two decades. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

Video: Security a 'Major Concern' as Aung San Suu Kyi Plans Burma Tour

Priscilla Clapp, Asia Society Consultant and former Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Burma, shares her thoughts on Suu Kyi's announcement and the prospects for real political change with the military junta still in power. more