In this episode of Asia Abridged, Iranian-American scholar Trita Parsi talks about important changes occurring beneath the surface in the central Asian country.
As the sun sets, it casts a purple glow over Bali, Indonesia on December 4, 2015. (Alex/Flickr)
A man stands and stares at a streetlight near Qingfeng Bridge in Ningbo, China on December 18, 2015. (安粮 白/Flickr)
Twilight shrouds the seaside in shades of pink and blue in Sihanoukville, Cambodia on December 25, 2015. (lbyantoniazzi/Flickr)
A group of elephants walk around at the zoo in Mysore, India on December 21, 2015. (Yair Aronshtam/Flickr)
An orange sun peeks through a cluster of clouds as it sets in Vietnam on December 24, 2015. (Matthew and Heather/Flickr)
A maple tree with bright red leaves droops over a pond in Tokyo, Japan on December 1, 2015. (Yoshikazu TAKADA/Flickr)
Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year.
A junk boat with dark, red sails glides past the tall buildings of Hong Kong Island on November 28, 2015. (Tahiat Mahboob)
One thing is clear from looking back at Asia Society's most popular 2015 videos: India clips won the year.