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Podcast: North Korea Goes Ballistic

Missiles are displayed during a military parade to mark 100 years since the birth of the country's founder Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012. (Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

North Korea is rapidly nearing capability to launch nuclear missiles around the world. The Asia Society Podcast explores how that happened and what can be done.

How North Korea Is 'Evolving' to Dodge Sanctions

The wreckage of a North Korean rocket is seen at the Second Fleet Command's naval base on December 14, 2012 in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The debris is the first stage of a long range rocket that launched on December 12, 2012. (Yeong-Wook/DongA Daily/Getty)

Despite increasingly tough international sanctions, North Korea's missile and nuclear programs continue to grow more sophisticated.

Kevin Rudd: U.S. Lifting Arms Embargo on Vietnam 'A Long Time Coming'

Kevin Rudd discusses President Obama's visits to Hanoi and Hiroshima on CNN.
Current AffairsPolicy

On CNN, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd discusses President Obama's trips to Hanoi and Hiroshima.

From 9/11 to 3/11: How Survivors of Two Disasters Help Each Other Cope

Participants in an exchange between 9/11 and 3/11 survivors pose in Kaisezan Park, Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture with a steel origami crane in 2013. The crane was fashioned from World Trade Center wreckage and presented by the 9/11 Tribute Center on the first outreach trip in 2012. (9/11 Tribute Center)
Current Affairs

Survivors of the September 11 terror attacks in the U.S. and the March 11, 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami have come together and charted new waters in post-trauma recovery.

Filmmaker Recounts Quest to Understand the 'Insanity' of the Nuclear Age

The Trillo nuclear power plant in Trillo, Spain. (Rodrigo Gómez Sanz/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Masako Sakata discusses her films depicting the legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

Video: Karim Sadjadpour Sees 'Plenty of Room for Cooperation' Between US and Iran

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (R) and Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi (L) meet at a hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria on July 9, 2015. (Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

A leading researcher on Iran, Sadjadpour argues that Iran and the U.S. can work together once Iran sees itself as a state, not a cause. He will take part in a July 22 panel at Asia Society New York on Iran-U.S. relations.

Watch: Former Diplomats on U.S.-Iran Mistrust in Their Nuclear Negotiations

Hamid Biglari (L), Ambassador Hossein Mousavian (C), and Gary Sick (R) discuss U.S.-Iran relations at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Hossein Mousavian and Gary Sick traced the history of U.S.-Iran relations and how the two countries’ longstanding opposition has affected negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.

Watch: Henry Kissinger on Cooperation and Power in U.S.-Asia Relations

Dr. Henry A. Kissinger in conversation with Zhu Min, IMF Deputy Managing Director at the Asia Society Policy Institute's launch event on April 8, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said conflict is "not excluded" from relations within Asia but relations between large countries will evolve toward cooperation.

Nuclear Deal With Iran Could Lead to Broader U.S.-Iran Dialogue, Say Experts

Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian (center) speaks with former U.S. nuclear negotiator Robert Einhorn during an event at Asia Society on December 17, 2013. (Kenji Takigami)
Policy

Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian and Asia Society’s Suzanne DiMaggio offered their views on the interim nuclear agreement between the P5+1 countries and Iran and on the prospects ahead for U.S.-Iran relations.

Should the US Ease Sanctions on Iran? Myanmar Offers Some Lessons

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L), European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (C ) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2ndR) wait prior to a meeting on November 9, 2013, on the third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

There's debate over sanctions relief to Iran ahead of more nuclear talks in Geneva. But are sanctions effective? Suzanne DiMaggio writes for the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” about how sanctions affected the reform process in Myanmar.