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US Agribiz Eyes India

Asia Society Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar
Policy

Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar talks about GMO foods in India with WNYC's Leonard Lopate.

Photo of the Day: Spreading Holiday Cheer for a Good Cause

Multimedia

South Korean volunteers in Santa Claus outfits wave before going out to hand out Christmas gifts to prematurly born babies in Seoul on December 2, 2010.

Japanese Kokeshi Dolls Come to Life at Asia Society New York

Arts

Artists Lisa and Jacob Hodsdon demonstrate the traditional Japanese folk art of Kokeshi Dolls at Asia Society New York.

Military-first, or Just Desperate? What's Motivating North Korea

Brian R. Myers (L) and John Delury (R) in Seoul on Nov. 25, 2010.
Policy

DPRK-watchers John Delury and B.R. Myers debate the fallout from last week's attack.

Photo of the Day: Marking World AIDS Day in India

Multimedia

Indian HIV positive/AIDS children wear masks as they take part in an awareness event, which was organised by Community Health Initiatives and Reasearch Action Group (CHIRAG), a project of a college of social work in Mumbai on December 1, 2010.

Death of Wang Bei and China's Risky Plastic Surgery Craze

Wang Bei, 24, who hoped to become a pop star in China, died on the operating table when a cosmetic surgery procedure on her face went wrong. (Independent.co.uk)
Lifestyle

China's obsession with using cosmetic surgery to enhance body image raises bigger, more important questions.

Photo of the Day: Beating the Heat in Islamabad's Steel Mill

A steel worker is pictured as he washes after working with molten steel at Ittehad Steel Mill Islamabad on November 30, 2010.
Lifestyle

A steel worker is pictured as he washes after working with molten steel at Ittehad Steel Mill Islamabad on November 30, 2010.

WikiLeaks: Is It Treason?

View of the WikiLeaks homepage taken in Washington on Nov. 28, 2010. WikiLeaks unleashed a flood of US cables detailing shocking diplomatic episodes, from a nuclear standoff with Pakistan to Arab leaders urging a strike on Iran. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl describes the latest dumping of classified documents by WikiLeaks.

Photo of the Day: Women and Children First, and Then...

South Korean police check a puppy sitting in an animal lover's bag before departing Yeonpyeong Island on November 29, 2010, where animals were abandoned when residents were evacuated last week following North Korea's deadly bombardment.
Lifestyle

South Korean police check a puppy sitting in an animal lover's bag before departing Yeonpyeong Island on November 29, 2010, where animals were abandoned when residents were evacuated last week following North Korea's deadly bombardment.

The 2010 APEC Summit: Success or Failure?

Dressed in coordinating designer shirts, APEC leaders smile for photographs on November 14, 2009. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy "Seeking Prosperity After Crisis" - Asia Society hosts its tenth consecutive event to discuss the annual APEC Summit.