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North Korea: What Can The International Community Do?

Human rights, humanitarian, and international security experts discuss the challenge of North Korea. more
Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns speaks at Asia Society New York during the Asia Society Policy Institute's formal launch event on April 8, 2014. (Ellen Waldrop/Asia Society)

Watch: Deputy Sec. of State Calls Focusing on Asia 'Great Challenge of Our Time'

Amb. William J. Burns said maintaining a focus on Asia will be “the great test for American diplomacy across the Asia-Pacific through the rest of the Obama Administration.” more
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping next to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon before the group photo at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit on March 25, 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. Leaders from around the world have come to discuss matters related to international nuclear security, though the summit is overshadowed by recent events in Ukraine. (John Thys/Pool/Getty Images)

Listen: Assistant Secretary of State on the U.S. Strategic Rebalance Toward Asia

Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, speaks about the Obama Administration's efforts to "rebalance" American foreign policy towards the Asia-Pacific region. more
A bird's eye view of the statue of the worker, peasant and working intellectual at the base of the Juche Tower.

Inside looking In

by Dualta Roughneen, the author of the book, "On the Inside, Looking In." more

Ambassador of Japan Shares Regional Concerns

Uncertainty about China’s military ambitions and about the future of North Korea’s volatile regime top list. more
H.E. Jaroslav Olša, Jr. Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Korea

Window into 1950s North Korea

H.E. Jaroslav Olsa, Jr., Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Korea since 2008, gave the first luncheon lecture of the year. more
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shown here reviewing a military parade in Pyongyang on July 27, could be waving goodbye to hopes from the international community that he would "behave better" in 2013.  (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Scorecard: What Was Predicted for Asia's 2013 — and What Actually Happened

A year ago, Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offered his predictions on Asia for the year ahead. How many of them came true? more
Pakistani education rights activist Malala Yousafzai, 16, finished second in our Asia's Person of the Year poll last year. Can she win in 2013? (Yui Mok/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Help Us Choose Asia's Person of the Year for 2013

Who will follow in the footsteps of 2011 winner Aung San Suu Kyi and 2012 winner Imran Khan and take the honor for 2013? That's totally up to you. more
A North Korea soldier stands guard on the banks of the Yalu River which separates the North Korean town of Sinuiju from the Chinese border town of Dandong on the second anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-Il, December 17, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

For North Korea, a Disastrous 2013 Has Set Up a Precarious 2014

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. more
H.E. Calin Fabian, Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Korea

Romania-Korea Relations: A Case Study in Foreign Policy Change

H.E. Calin Fabian, the Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Korea, gave the last Monthly Luncheon lecture of the year. more