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Interview: Elizabeth Herman on Bangladesh's Female Freedom Fighters [Photos]

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An American photographer talks about her project documenting the role of women during the 1971 Liberation War.

Photo of the Day: Bangalore's Russell Market Before the Fire

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Merchants sell flowers at the Russell Market in Bangalore, India on February 17, 2012 — just a few days prior to a fire which burned down 174 shops. (initials BB /Flickr)

United States Must Seize 'Opportunity' in North Korea

US special envoy on North Korea Glyn Davies (C) speaks to the media after the second day of bilateral talks with North Korea in Beijing on February 24, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The current period of both economic want and political transition in North Korea is an opportunity for the United States to achieve some long-held goals, writes Matt Stumpf.

Photo of the Day: Golden Fields in Japan

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The sun sets on a field in Nakayama, Japan on February 26, 2012. (Jan Karlo Camero /Flickr)

The World, Not Australia, Could be Rudd's Stage

Former Australian prime minister and then foreign minister Kevin Rudd gestures during a press conference following the Labor leadership challenge at Parliament House in Canberra on February 27, 2012. (Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

After his failed political comeback in Canberra, Kevin Rudd might be better served as President of the World Bank, writes Andrew Billo.

Photo of the Day: Too Much Monkey Business in Vietnam

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A monkey is chained to a motorcycle basket in Hue, Vietnam on February 21, 2012. (Thang Nguyen /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Balloons over Bagan

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The sun rises on the pagodas of Bagan, Burma on December 18, 2011. Photo submitted by Charlie Costello.

Artist Sarah Sze, on View at Asia Society Museum, Named for 2013 Venice Biennale

Sarah Sze. (Courtesy the artist)
Arts

American artist Sarah Sze — whose solo exhibition Sarah Sze: Infinite Line is on display at Asia Society Museum in New York through March 25, 2012 — has been named the U.S. representative at the prestigious Venice Art Biennale in 2013.

Orville Schell: A 'More Even Keel' for US-China Relations?

Chinese and American Vice Presidents Xi Jinping and Joe Biden visit Asia Society’s International Studies Learning Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 17, 2012. (Courtesy of the school)
Policy

The Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and other experts share insights into what Xi Jinping brings to the U.S-China relationship.

Interview: Robert Barnett on Why Tibetans Are Setting Themselves on Fire

Tibetans offer prayers near mock coffins to represent the victims self-immolation during a rally in Siliguri, in the Indian state of West Bengal, on February 8, 2012. China said February 7 it would 'resolutely crack down' on any attempts to instigate violence in Tibetan-inhabited areas, where authorities have launched a deadly clampdown on protesters. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Current tensions — including Tibetan monks and nuns using self-immolation as a form of protest — are not going to disappear without some concession from China's government, says a leading Tibet expert.