A bike rests against a famous art mural by Ernest Zacharevic in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia on December 1, 2013. (Etienne Girardet/Flickr)
Shanghai's world-leading education system results from unremitting education reform during the past decades, not from cheating, writes Zhang Mingxuan.
Asia Society's Matthew Stumpf says North Korea finds itself in an ever-more precarious international situation after a disastrous series of decisions in 2013.
An intricate pagoda faces a white bridge in Singapore on December 14, 2013. (Pawandeep Singh/Flickr)
Former Iranian and U.S. diplomats said Tuesday that the interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations has created an opportunity for cooperation on other regional challenges.
A man on a horse silhouetted by the Taj Mahal in the background in India on December 4, 2013. (Ville Hyvönen/Flickr)
Prof. Odd Arne Westad, author of 'Restless Empire,' talks about how studying the past 250 years of Chinese history brought him to a new understanding of how China relates to the outside world, and what its long-term prospects look like.
A shady walkway lined with bare trees leads to blue waters in Beijing, China on December 9, 2013. (David Gordillo/Flickr)
The empty door and window frames give a glimpse of high tide in the Marshall Islands on November 7, 2013. (AusAID/Flickr)