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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan answers questions during a press conference in Tokyo on June 4, 2010. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)

Uncertainty in Japan -- What It Means

Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayako Doi discusses Japan's political future. more
Speaking in Houston on July 12, 2010 Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong emphasizes China's new, central role in world affairs. (Photo: Marc Nathan Photographers, Inc.)

From Singapore, an Optimistic Forecast

Prime Minister predicts growth, champions China's growing role in the global arena. more
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addresses Houston's business and civic leaders at the Hyatt Regency on July 12, 2010. (Marc Nathan Photographers, Inc.)

Singapore's PM is upbeat about growth

PM Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore discusses Asia's recovery. more
A book is thrown at a group of legislators from Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party as they try to block their counterparts from occupying a podium at parliament in Taipei on July 8, 2010. (Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty Images)

Taiwan's Big Brawl

Taiwan politicians brawl in parliament...again. more
North Korean schoolchildren as depicted in an official government video.

North Korea on the Brink?

Barbara Demick's latest dispatch from North Korea describes life after the disastrous 2009 currency devaluation. more
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks during a press conference at Parliament House on June 24, 2010 in Canberra, Australia, not long after becoming Australia's first woman Prime Minister. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Boats, Asylum Seekers and Aussies

Australia's new Prime Minister Julia Gillard comes up with a surprise plan on asylum seekers ... put them in East Timor more
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy (DoD Photo/Cherie Cullen)

Flournoy: US-India Relationship is Mature

U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy, spoke on India-U.S. relations at an Asia Society program at the Army/Navy Club in Washington, DC., July 1, 2010. more
BALA MURGHAB, BADGHIS PROVINCE - JUNE 30: Afghan Army soldiers and National Police members survey a valley from a hill during an early-morning informational mission. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NATO Airfield Attacked

Eight Taliban insurgents were killed in Afghanistan in attempt to breach NATO airfield's perimeters on Wednesday. more