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Charles Armstrong on China and the 'Spoiled Child'

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A key revelation to emerge from last week's WikiLeaks dump of US diplomatic cables is that China's attitude towards North Korea is far more nuanced and unpredictable than its official stance suggests.

US Agribiz Eyes India

Asia Society Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar
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Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar talks about GMO foods in India with WNYC's Leonard Lopate.

Military-first, or Just Desperate? What's Motivating North Korea

Brian R. Myers (L) and John Delury (R) in Seoul on Nov. 25, 2010.
Policy

DPRK-watchers John Delury and B.R. Myers debate the fallout from last week's attack.

WikiLeaks: Is It Treason?

View of the WikiLeaks homepage taken in Washington on Nov. 28, 2010. WikiLeaks unleashed a flood of US cables detailing shocking diplomatic episodes, from a nuclear standoff with Pakistan to Arab leaders urging a strike on Iran. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl describes the latest dumping of classified documents by WikiLeaks.

The 2010 APEC Summit: Success or Failure?

Dressed in coordinating designer shirts, APEC leaders smile for photographs on November 14, 2009. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy "Seeking Prosperity After Crisis" - Asia Society hosts its tenth consecutive event to discuss the annual APEC Summit.

Why Did North Korea Do It?

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Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage at Risk - Again

Members of a French archaeological team walk on top of a giant 4th century Buddhist stupa cut into a mountain in Samangan province, Afghanistan, in 2006. A similar historic site to the south and east in Mes Aynak is now at risk from a copper mine. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Policy A planned copper mine evokes the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas.

Beijing Air 'Crazy Bad'

From L to R: Beijing air on June 19, 2009 and on June 22, 2009. (Asia Society Center on US-China Relations)
Policy the air quality index in Beijing sometimes goes above 500

North Korean Attack a 'Shocking Escalation'

Photo taken by a South Korean tourist shows plumes of smoke rising from Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea after North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells, Nov 23, 2010., killing two people. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy An attack by North Korea on Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea, killed two South Korean soldiers and wounded at least 14 others.

New US Blueprint for Afghanistan

Newly arrived US Marines get a tour of outposts in their area of operation above Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge on October 6, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Policy If media reports (or leaks) are to be believed, then the Obama administration is all set to tweak its policy towards Afghanistan and unveil a plan to end U.S. combat operations by 2014.