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Video: 'At the End of the Day, China Has North Korea's Back'

L to R: Barbara Demick, Hitoshi Tanaka, Evans J.R. Revere, and Victor Cha discuss security in Northeast Asia (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Panelists with expertise on Northeast Asia discuss relationships in the region and what security threats have arisen from North Korea and other issues.

Interview: Photographer Documents Hopes and Concerns of a Myanmar in Transition

Rally for Aung San Suu Kyi in Pathein, 2012. (Geoffrey Hiller)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Geoffrey Hiller's new book of photographs from Myanmar capture a nation gradually re-opening to the world. But, the photographer says of the ordinary people he meets there, "most are frustrated by the lack of real change."

Photo of the Day: Playing Peek-A-Boo in Taiwan

A curious bird plays hide and seek amidst the blushing blossoms in Taiwan on February 15, 2015. (Charles Lam/Flickr)
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A curious bird plays hide and seek amidst the blushing blossoms in Taiwan on February 15, 2015. (Charles Lam/Flickr)

Video: Twitter India Director Says, 'When You Make Governance More Transparent, Things Get Better'

India and Southeast Asia Market Director for Twitter Rishi Jaitly speaking in Mumbai on January 29, 2015. (Asia Society India Centre)
Current Affairs

Speaking in Mumbai, Rishi Jaitly explains how Twitter is adapting to the Indian market and changing governance in the process.

Photo of the Day: Nature's Minimalism in Thailand

Wooden sticks are reflected on the mirror-like waters in Koh Samui Island in Thailand on February 15, 2015. (Chrisbirds.com/Flickr)
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Wooden sticks are reflected on the mirror-like waters in Koh Samui Island in Thailand on February 15, 2015. (Chrisbirds.com/Flickr)

First Reviews for 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar' Hail a 'Sculptural Nirvana'

Vishnu; Pagan period, 11th–12th century; Bronze; H. 14 x W. 7 x D. 4 in. (35.6 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm). National Museum, Yangon. (Sean Dungan)
Arts

"It would be wonderful to see shows like this more frequently," says The Guardian about Asia Society Museum's new exhibition — while The New York Times declares flatly, "the show is a find."

Photo of the Day: A Sinking Orb of Fire in Japan

A setting sun seascape echoes the image of the national flag in Japan on February 14, 2015. (halfrain/Flickr)
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A setting sun seascape echoes the image of the national flag in Japan on February 14, 2015. (halfrain/Flickr)

In Myanmar, a Former Hijacker Finds His Own 'Middle Path,' Without Regrets

Buddhist monks read newspapers at a stall near the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon on May 9, 2014. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Now editor-in-chief at one of Myanmar’s top media properties, former hijacker Soe Myint reflects on his country’s journey, and his own, with Asia Society’s Tom Nagorski.

Photo of the Day: Standing Out in Indonesia

A Java sparrow's red beak stands out in the lush greenery in Indonesia on February 17. 2015. (Mario Madrona/Flickr)
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A Java sparrow's red beak stands out in the lush greenery in Indonesia on February 17. 2015. (Mario Madrona/Flickr)

Video: A Celebrated Birth Carved in Sandstone Makes Its Way From Myanmar

On loan from the Bagan Archeological Museum in Myanmar,
ArtsMultimedia

Donald M. Stadtner, a guest curator of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, shares his insights into an intricately wrought sandstone sculpture depicting the Buddha's entry into the world.