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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.

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Celebrated Buddhist Temple Complex

Collapsed walls surround an ancient pagoda after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan on August 24, 2016. (Soe Moe Ang/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The 6.8-magnitude quake killed three and destroyed temples in Bagan, one of the Southeast Asian country's most important tourist areas.

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.

A History of China's 'Humiliation' and 'Hurt Feelings' at the Olympics

A Chinese supporter shouts at anti-Chinese protestors during the Olympic Torch relay at Parliament House on April 24, 2008 in Canberra, Australia. (Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Reactions to controversies involving China at the Olympics highlight a powerful and enduring aspect of the country's national psychology. 

Multimedia: 10 Asian Sports That Would Spice Up the Olympics


Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.

Podcast: China's Economy — Headed for a Crash?

Two cleaners have a rest on a bench at the Bund before the Huangpu River and the skyline of the Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

As the "China Miracle" runs out of steam, experts are divided on just how bad it will get. The Asia Society Podcast dissects what the country is grappling with.

#TBT: After Half a Century, Shinto Deity Returns to Asia Society Museum

The U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and her husband Edwin Schlossberg view The Shinto Deity Hachiman in the Guise of a Buddhist Monk, on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at the opening of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan, February 2016. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

For "Throwback Thursday," we reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A Kamakura period Japanese sculpture on display twice at Asia Society, 56 years apart. 

Podcast: Women Confront 'Honor Killing' in Pakistan

Protestors speak out against
Current AffairsMultimedia

In the sixth episode of the Asia Society Podcast, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy discusses violence against women who supposedly shame their family.

The Extraordinary Benefits of Multilingualism

Zainab Akanda/Flickr

Learning a second language is about more than getting ahead — it teaches a whole new way of thinking.

Podcast: Taiwan's New Direction

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (C) celebrates her victory in Taipei on January 16, 2016. (Philippe Lopez/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

In the fifth episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we look at the implications of a new government on the island that may be less friendly toward Beijing.