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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.

With Latest Nuclear Test, North Korea Chooses Guns Over Google

A North Korean soldier reacts as he patrols along the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, after the country conducted its third nuclear test on February 12, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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Kim Jong Un's most recent provocation perpetuates North Korea's policy of favoring a military-first policy over the needs of its people.

A Former US Ambassador's Advice on How to Work With Pakistan

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari meets with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, January 2010. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Cameron Munter, U.S. envoy to Pakistan from 2010-12, says, "Now is not the time to turn away from Pakistan, despite the frustrations of recent years."

Economic Reform in Myanmar: The Long Road Ahead

Myanmar farmers collect paddy seedlings from flooded fields to replant in Ayeyawaddy Division, outside Yangon, in August 2012. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/GettyImages)
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Despite some promising reforms, economic conditions remain dire for the majority of people in Myanmar, cautions Asia Society Senior Advisor Sean Turnell.

Photos: Prominent Journalists, Scholars Turn Out for Asia Society's ChinaFile Launch

L to R: Seymour Topping, Fox Butterfield, Nicholas Kristof, Orville Schell, Elisabeth Rosenthal, Joseph Kahn and Edward Wong at Asia Society New York on February 5, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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In pictures: a roster of distinguished panelists and guests celebrate the launch of ChinaFile, a new online magazine from Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations.

Video: Six NY Times Correspondents Share Half-Century of China Experience

A panel of New York Times Beijing correspondents gathered onstage at Asia Society New York on February 5, 2013. L to R: Seymour Topping, Fox Butterfield, Nicholas Kristof, moderator Orville Schell, Elisabeth Rosenthal, Joseph Kahn, and Edward Wong. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Six former and current New York Times China correspondents gathered at Asia Society New York to discuss what's changed, what's stayed the same, and where it's all headed.

Five Ways John Kerry Can Transform US Foreign Policy Toward Asia

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As John Kerry begins his first week as U.S. Secretary of State, he faces numerous opportunities to reshape American foreign policy in Asia.

Ian Bremmer: Obama Should Team With China on 'Joint Clean Energy Push'

Ian Bremmer (World Economic Forum/Flickr)
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Three questions for political scientist Ian Bremmer, who appears in conversation with Kishore Mahbubani on Wednesday, February 6, at Asia Society in New York. Tune in at 6:30pm ET for the free live webcast.

The 'Bleak' State of Rule of Law in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake (C) walks from the Supreme Court in Colombo on December 4, 2012. (Vikalpa/Groundviews/CPA/flickr)
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Asia Society Young Leader Bhavani Fonseka says recent events, including the impeachment of the country's first female chief justice, could "have a chilling effect on hopes for a functioning democracy and sustainable peace in Sri Lanka."