The noted political scientist sees a "significant chance" of a military confrontation over the South and East China Seas, and a stalled economy as the one real threat to Communist Party control.
Sloping rice terraces take on different shades of green in Guangxi, China on September 25, 2014. (Dmitry Shakin/Flickr)
"Both of those awards are going to people who have really championed the causes of children in very different ways," the Asia Society President and CEO told WNYC's Brian Lehrer.
Paik's collaborator on "Global Groove" looks back on his time as head engineer at WNET's TV Lab in the 1970s, a high-water mark for experimentation and innovation in the medium.
A man rows his way through a lotus flower lake in Phnom Krom, Cambodia on October 2, 2014. (Photasia/Flickr)
In a three-day event in New York, young diaspora Pakistanis raced the clock to develop innovative apps meant to address intractable social issues back home.
A bird latches on to a flower stem and prepares for flight at the Singapore Zoo on October 6, 2014. (Muhammad Ashiq/Flickr)
A lone house stands on poles in the water near Cần Giờ district in Vietnam on September 14, 2014. (Thanh Nam/Flickr)