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US Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, top envoy to six-party nuclear talks over North Korea's nuclear program, speaks to the media in Beijing on December 9, 2008. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
US Envoy Defends North Korea Nuclear Talks Despite Setbacks
Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill cites progress in six-party talks despite setback in Beijing. more
L to R: Joseph Snyder, Khaleel Ahmed, Mosin S. Khan (Asia Society)
Saving Pakistan’s Economy
Expert says it may take Pakistan '4-5 years to recover' from economic crisis, cites improvements. more
Dr. Robert S. Zeigler of the International Rice Research Institute. (Asia Society Washington Center)
Can We Feed the World's Poor?
International rice expert fears gaping shortfall in supply by 2015. more
Joseph Snyder, Walter Anderson, Shuja Nawaz, and Lisa Curtis. (Khoi Nguyen/ Asia Society)
Addressing Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan
Experts say military will retain influence but a consensus with the civilian government is 'critical'. more
L to R: Peter Yao, Joel Charny, and Thet Win during the panel discussion on October 8, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Khoi Nguyen/Asia Society)
Can We Really Help Burma?
Weighing the relative merits of greater engagement versus sanctions. more
The United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC. (Flickr)
About the Washington, DC Center
A forum in the nation's capital for government officials, journalists, scholars, artists, and business executives interested in issues related to Asia. more
General Dan McNeill addresses the Asia Society in Washington, DC. (Leonard Tso/Asia Society)
The War in Afghanistan: Updates from the Front
General Dan McNeill emphasizes reconstruction efforts. more
Senator Robert P. Casey (
Senator Casey: Rethinking the US–Pakistan Partnership
Senator Robert P. Casey (D-PA), member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, presents his views on regional dynamics and the US-Pakistan relationship. more
Ambassador Richard Holbrooke speaking at the CSIS, Washington, DC, May 7, 2008. (Alison Bours/CSIS
Afghanistan: America's Longest War?
Will Afghanistan become another “Vietnam” for the US? Richard Holbrooke, chairman of the Asia Society and former US ambassador to the UN, addresses the issues. more
Henry M. Paulson, Jr. (US Treasury)
Maintaining Forward Momentum in U.S.-China Economic Relations
Transcript of speech by Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson, Jr. more