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Vishakha Desai: Rising Asia Must Forge Path for More Women to Lead

Delegates convene at the 2011 Women Leaders of New Asia conference in Singapore. (Asia Society)
Policy

Asian countries must work to ensure that women are key players in the region's rapid growth, write Asia Society President Vishakha Desai and National University of Singapore Vice-Dean Astrid S. Tuminez.

Victor Cha: U.S. Gloats Over North Korea's 'Failed Sputnik' at Its Own Peril

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un salutes as he watches a military parade in Pyongyang on Apr. 15, 2012, two days after a North Korean rocket apparently exploded within minutes of blastoff and plunged into the sea. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

North Korea's failed satellite launch last week doesn't mean the hermit kingdom won't try, and succeed, in the future, according to one of George W. Bush's Asia advisers.

Table for Two: How Japan is Eating Healthy to Help Children in Africa Eat Enough

Table for Two hopes that its meals will help you say
Sustainability

A Japanese NGO helps diners in the developed world eat less so that schoolchildren in Africa eat enough. The organization's American co-president explains how it all got started, and the differences between running an NGO in Japan and the United States.

Interview (and Photos): Asheer Akram on His Pakistani Cargo Truck Initiative

Arts

Pakistan's vibrant truck art culture could be getting a test drive in America, if a young artist from Kansas City is successful.

To Understand China, Does It Help To Be From Minnesota?

An overcast day over the old and new China. (**Maurice**/Flickr)
Policy

Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom contemplates whether U.S. reporters and writers from Minnesota who cover China well are stealing the mantle from the previous leader, Missouri.

Video: China's Natural Forests Under 'Savage Attack'

Multimedia

Asia Society's China Green project's latest video, "China's Fragile Forests," was produced by China-based multimedia journalist Sean Gallagher.

Photo of the Day: Temple Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Multimedia

Taiwan Temple Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on March 28, 2012. (Joseph Ferris III /Flickr)

Former Secretary of State Speaks Candidly About Asian Policy Hotspots [Videos]

Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III in Houston on Thursday, April 12, two days before the grand opening of the Asia Society Texas Center. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Policy

James A. Baker III spoke to an Asia Society audience in Houston about China, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the "Asian Century."

Exile Now Even Lonelier: Chinese Poet Says London Book Fair Excludes Dissident Voices

Exiled Chinese poet Bei Ling at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair. (Ekko)
Arts

Chinese poet Bei Ling says the London Book Fair's celebration of China is shutting out some of its most important dissident voices in the name of money.

Schell: Beijing Had 'Knives Out' for 'Theatrical' Bo Xilai

Policy

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, appeared on PBS Newshour last night to talk about the scandal surrounding the dramatic fall of Chinese government official Bo Xilai and his wife Gu Kailai.