Would a meeting represent a major breakthrough in U.S.-North Korean relations? Or is it simply a ruse to extract American concessions?
Despite a recent skirmish with its neighbor, the Pakistan military may be serious about putting insurgents on the hit list above India, says Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas.
Princely pedigree and family roots in East Asia’s conflicted past run deep among incoming leaders in Beijing, Tokyo, Pyongyang and Seoul.
Firsthand impressions of the remarkable "leadership stories" shared at Asia Society's December 2012 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
25-year-old Humaira Bachal is grabbing attention worldwide with her fight for equal access to education in Pakistan.
Former Sen. Chuck Hagel is President Obama's pick for defense secretary. Watch his October 2008 comments on Iran, Pakistan at Asia Society.
"A purdah mentality still dogs Indian society," writes Mira Kamdar. "A woman who can be seen is seen as a woman available for violation."
John Ciorciari argues that in 2013, economic concerns should take precedence over nationalism in the conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
With resurgent nationalism just one trend potentially threatening the region, the new leaders settling into office need to provide steady hands.
Associate Fellow Katharine Moon says the Korean peninsula's dynastic leaders have a chance to improve on the mistakes of their fathers — but the obstacles are many.
Facing many different political factions and conflicts, the cards are stacked against China's new leader, writes Ouyang Bin.