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South Korea's president-elect Park Geun-Hye waves to supporters as she arrives to deliver a victory speech on a stage in the centre of Seoul on December 19, 2012. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korea's New President May Be Female, But She is No Women's Rights Crusader

As Park Geun-hye becomes the latest Asian female head of state, Vishakha Desai wonders what, if anything, this means for women's issues in the region. more

What's Next for US Policy Toward South Asia?

Simply connecting the countries of South Asia with each other and their neighbors may not be enough, says a new Asia Society report. more
Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva (C) arrives at the Bangkok Metropolitan Police headquarters on Dec. 9, 2011 for questioning over a deadly military crackdown he oversaw on mass opposition protests in Bangkok in April and May of 2010. (Joan Manuel Baliellas/AFP/Getty Images)

To Ensure Peace and Justice, International Community Must Lead by Example

A critical question is confronting Thailand and several other Asian nations: Is lasting peace possible in the absence of justice? more
L to R: Stephen J. Rapp, Philip G. Alston and Warren Hoge at Asia Society New York on December 4, 2012.

US Official: Justice and Accountability in Asia 'Not Negotiable'

Panel: Tribunals, other regional human rights and accountability mechanisms create a favorable precedent for holding political leadership accountable. more

Post-Conflict Reconciliation in Asia (Complete)

Stephen J. Rapp, Philip G. Alston and Warren Hoge explore the lessons learned in the aftermath of civil strife in Asian countries. more
Clockwise from top left: Hamid Karzai, President, Afghanistan; Asif Ali Zardari, President, Pakistan; Barack Obama, President, United States; Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, India. (Secretary of Defense, The Prime Minister's Office, US Department of Labor and London Summit/Flickr)

The United States and South Asia After Afghanistan (DC Launch)

In conjunction with the release of Asia Society's report, "The United States and South Asia after Afghanistan," join us for a discussion on the prospects for achieving a strategic U.S. approach to South Asia. more
Clockwise from top left: Hamid Karzai, President, Afghanistan; Asif Ali Zardari, President, Pakistan; Barack Obama, President, United States; Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, India. (Secretary of Defense, The Prime Minister's Office, US Department of Labor and London Summit/Flickr)

The United States and South Asia After Afghanistan (NY Launch)

In conjunction with the release of Asia Society's report, "The United States and South Asia after Afghanistan," join us for a discussion on the prospects for achieving a strategic U.S. approach to South Asia. more
A dedicated fan cheers on the Sri Lankan cricket team in full hair and body paint in Colombo on September 18, 2012. (Photosightfaces/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Diehard Fanfare in Sri Lanka

A dedicated fan cheers on the Sri Lankan cricket team in full hair and body paint in Colombo on September 18, 2012. (Photosightfaces/Flickr) more
Mannar, Sri Lanka, Dec 4, 2009. (UK Department for International Development/Flickr)

Accountability and Reconciliation in Asia

Philip Alston, Ambassador Stephen Rapp and Ambassador Le Hoai Trung discuss the post-conflict experiences of Cambodia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. more
'Righteous Republic' (Harvard University Press, 2012) by Ananya Vajpeyi (R).

Book Excerpt: 'Righteous Republic' by Ananya Vajpeyi

Less well-known in the West than Gandhi and Nehru, B.R. Ambedkar nevertheless made a major contribution to the founding of the modern Indian state. more