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Asia

The chemical substance used to kill Kim Jong Nam was VX nerve agent, according to a preliminary report by the Chemistry Department of Malaysia, Malaysian police said in a statement Friday. Kim, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong...
North Korea appeared to lash out at Beijing Thursday in a state media commentary, despite the fact that it has long relied on China for economic and diplomatic support. WSJ's Lee Hawkins explains.   © Wall Street Journal
Kim Jong Nam didn't have a heart attack and the medics who conducted his autopsy found no obvious puncture marks or wounds, a top Malaysian health official said, compounding the mystery over the man's death. © CNN
Dramatic CCTV footage has been released which appears to show the moment Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, was poisoned by a passerby. © CCTV
The Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin has died suddenly in New York at the age of sixty-four. © BBC
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“Pacific no more?

MSC 2017: Security in East Asia and the Korean Peninsula"   © MSC Introduction: John Chipman Director General and Chief Executive, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London Yun Byung-Se Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea, Seoul Ng Eng Hen Minister of Defence, Republic of Singapore, Singapore Fu...
Prominent economists from the United States and China examined risks and opportunities in the current state of China’s economy, at the annual Forecast for China’s Economy for 2017, hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and Peking University’s...
How can South Asia accelerate growth and development through regional economic cooperation? http://www.weforum.org/
U.S. policy towards South Asia has changed considerably over the last seven decades. The nature of U.S. engagement with different countries in the region has varied over time, as has the level of U.S. interest. While India and Pakistan...
The countries of Central Asia once worked harmoniously to distribute resources. So why are they now facing an unexpected energy crisis? Written by: Jules Suzdaltsev Edited by: Alex Estevez Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
On March 24, 2016, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings held a public forum that brought together experts from Japan and the United States to examine how recent actions by China and Russia have impacted the...
Stratfor examines China's geography as the historical driver of its expanding and contracting national boundaries emanating from the Han core.  
Stratfor explains India’s primary geographic challenge as maintaining internal cohesion while strengthening ties to the outside world.  
Stratfor explains Israel's primary geographic challenge rooted in its dearth of natural resources and lack of strategic depth.  
Stratfor explains how Pakistan's borders, which do not correspond to natural geographic boundaries, shape the country.
Wall Street legend Jim Rogers had an interview with SBS CNBC in Seoul, Korea. © SBS CNBC, Liz Kim