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Brian R. Myers (L) and John Delury (R) in Seoul on Nov. 25, 2010.

Military-first, or Just Desperate? What's Motivating North Korea

DPRK-watchers John Delury and B.R. Myers debate the fallout from last week's attack. more
View of the WikiLeaks homepage taken in Washington on Nov. 28, 2010. WikiLeaks unleashed a flood of US cables detailing shocking diplomatic episodes, from a nuclear standoff with Pakistan to Arab leaders urging a strike on Iran. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

WikiLeaks: Is It Treason?

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl describes the latest dumping of classified documents by WikiLeaks. more
Dressed in coordinating designer shirts, APEC leaders smile for photographs on November 14, 2009. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2010 APEC Summit: Success or Failure?

"Seeking Prosperity After Crisis" - Asia Society hosts its tenth consecutive event to discuss the annual APEC Summit. more

Why Did North Korea Do It?

Asia Society's Jamie Metzl talks to CBS News about possible motives for North Korea's most recent provocation, and what the best response should be. more
Members of a French archaeological team walk on top of a giant 4th century Buddhist stupa cut into a mountain in Samangan province, Afghanistan, in 2006. A similar historic site to the south and east in Mes Aynak is now at risk from a copper mine. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage at Risk - Again

A planned copper mine evokes the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas. more
From L to R: Beijing air on June 19, 2009 and on June 22, 2009. (Asia Society Center on US-China Relations)

Beijing Air 'Crazy Bad'

The air quality index in Beijing sometimes goes above 500. more
Bernard Schwartz Book Award winner James C. Scott speculates on the origins of Southeast Asia's hill peoples on Nov. 22, 2010. (2 min., 24 sec.)
The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia
Asia Society 2010 Bernard Schwartz Book Award Winner James C. Scott explains that the hills of Southeast Asia have for centuries been a haven from statehood. more
Photo taken by a South Korean tourist shows plumes of smoke rising from Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea after North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells, Nov 23, 2010., killing two people. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korean Attack a 'Shocking Escalation'

An attack by North Korea on Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea, killed two South Korean soldiers and wounded at least 14 others. more