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Gallery: Maps and Photos Show Asia Does Mass Transit Bigger, Faster, Better

A South Korean woman uses her mobile phone to buy a product at the virtual retail shop at Seolleung Station in Seoul. (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
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A compilation of subway maps and photos shows the dramatic development of mass transit in Asian cities over recent years.

What Would You Ask Obama's National Security Advisor? #askasia

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On Monday, March 11, at Asia Society in New York, President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon will offer the Obama administration’s views on the path ahead for the United States in Asia. He'll also take some of your questions.

Interview: Richard Samuels Says Japan Partisanship Worse After Earthquake

Richard Samuels (L) and the cover of his new book (R). (Richard Samuels)
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MIT professor Richard Samuels talks to Asia Society about his new book on politics in Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of March 2011.

Sequestering America's Pacific Century

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) discusses sequestration as (L-R) Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) listen on February 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Washington, D.C., Director Matt Stumpf says change is rapid in Asia, and it won’t wait for American politicians who can't make spending decisions.

South Korea's New President Promises Era of 'Trustpolitik'

Park Geun-Hye, South Korea's president, salutes during her inauguration ceremony in the National Assembly on February 25, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (Park Jin-Hee/Getty Images)
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The first female president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, took the oath of office today during a time of opportunities and critical challenges for South Korea.

'Unprecedented' Conversation Yields Proposals for US-Iran Negotiations

L to R: David Ignatius, Amb. Mohammad Khazaee, and Amb. Thomas Pickering at Asia Society New York on Feb. 20, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee, and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering discuss breaking the nuclear impasse and the future of U.S.-Iran relations.

Video: Mohammad Khazaee, Thomas Pickering Discuss Future of US-Iran Relations

Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee (L) and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering at Asia Society in New York on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
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Iran's highest-ranking official in the United States, Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee, and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering discuss Iran’s nuclear program, Syria, Afghanistan, and the future of U.S.-Iran relations at Asia Society in New York.

Book Excerpt: 'China Goes Global' by David Shambaugh

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In an excerpt from his new book, a veteran China-watcher describes what it was like to witness Beijing's unfettered display of military might on China's National Day in 2009. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on February 27.

Listen: Experts Discuss a Strategy for Putting an End to Human Trafficking

Members of the United Nations Police Unit (UNPOL) and the National Police Force carry out a special operation targeting human trafficking in Indonesia in 2008. (United Nations Photo/flickr)
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Asia Society recently hosted a phone briefing on human trafficking for its corporate members with experts from the law firm Arnold and Porter. Click the link to listen to the discussion.

Chinese Netizens Liked Seeing Partisanship at State of the Union

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President Obama mentioned China twice during his State of the Union address, but Chinese microbloggers were more interested in partisan disagreement and North Korea.