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Columbia University professor Carol Gluck speaks at a town hall on the Japan crisis at Asia Society in New York on April 4, 2011.

Carol Gluck: After Quake, Japan's PM Walking 'Knife Edge'

Listen to the Columbia University professor and Japanolgist's comments from Asia Society's town hall meeting on Monday, April 4, 2011. more
Suzanne DiMaggio

Video: 'Timing Seems Right' for US Special Envoy to Burma

Suzanne DiMaggio, Asia Society Vice President of Global Policy Programs, reacts to reports that say the United States is preparing to name Derek Mitchell as the country's Special Envoy to Burma (Myanmar). more
A man votes in the presidential election in the village of Internatsional'nyy, some 40 kms from Astana, on April 3, 2011. (Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images)

In Kazakhstan, Even Rivals Vote for the Incumbent

If there were any doubts that Kazakhstan mastered the trappings of democracy without heeding its substance, then this election would surely dispel them. more
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei holds some porcelain sunflower seeds from his installation at The Tate Modern in London on October 11, 2010. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Ai Weiwei: From Porcelain Seeds to Chinese Prison?

The outspoken Chinese artist is the latest Chinese progressive to be detained in a government crackdown that began in February. more

WLNA 2011: Life Lessons at the Closing Plenary

Top figures in banking and politics share what they've learned over their careers at the last session of the 2011 WLNA Summit. more