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Mike Kim, founder of Crossing Borders, and Jung Hwa Song, Asia Pacific editor for Foreign Policy Digest, discussed North Korean refugees issue after film screening of Crossing on March 7, 2011.
'Crossing': A North Korean Refugee Film
Kim Tae Gyun's 'Crossing' gives a stark account of the hardships of North Korean refugees. more
In Washington on Mar. 25, 2011, Crossing Borders founder Mike Kim (L) discusses his experiences helping North Korea refugees escape through China. (5 min., 14 sec.)
International Human Trafficking: Closer Than You Think
In DC, two speakers recount their efforts helping some of the most vulnerable Asians, from Korea to nearby neighborhoods. more
Drew Thompson, Director of China Studies and Starr Senior Fellow at the Nixon Center, speaking in Washington on Mar. 15, 2011. (ASDC)
From Beijing, Myanmar and North Korea Could Not Be Further Apart
Experts contrast China's engagement with two of its neighbors, both pariah states. more
A South Korean soldier stands guard as others prepare for landing operations on a beach in Taean, around 170 km southwest of Seoul on November 28, 2010. The US and South Korea staged a potent show of naval strength as residents of a border island bombarded last week by North Korea scurried for shelter for fear of a new attack. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
China and the Korea Crisis
China views the Korea problem in part as a proxy for its relations with the US, says Asia Society Associate Fellow Charles Armstrong. more
Dr. Jocelyn Clark, shown here in Seoul on Sept. 19, 2010, is trying to revive Korean traditional music in its homeland. (Asia Society Korea Center)
Is Korean Traditional Music Like a Stay-at-Home Diaspora?
The peninsula's musical heritage is threatened by its local perceptions. more
Brian R. Myers speaking in Seoul on September 14, 2010. (Asia Society Korea Center)
South Korea: The Unloved Republic?
Decades of official policy have actually undermined South Koreans' loyalty to their homeland, argues scholar. more
A screen capture from CCTV taken on May 7, 2010 shows Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il in Beijing on May 7. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Kim Jong Il's Journey Down Memory Lane
A look at North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's unusual recent trips to China. more
Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the Asia Society Washington Awards Dinner on June 9, 2010.
Adm. Mullen's Speech at the 2010 Asia Society Washington's Annual Dinner
The official transcript of Admiral Mullen's speech on China and the military to Asia Society's Washington Annual Dinner. more
A TV grab from CCTV taken on May 7, 2010 shows Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il in Beijing on May 7. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
The Chinese Road to Pyongyang
How western coverage of Kim Jong Il's recent visit to China was marked by major misconceptions. more
Korea Briefing
A new Asia Society publication examines the social, political, and regional issues facing the peninsula. more