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Complete Text of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's Address to Asia Society

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers remarks at the Hilton Hotel in New York City on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Policy

Click to read the complete English translation of the speech given by Dr. Hassan Rouhani, president of of Iran, on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the Hilton Hotel in New York City.

Video: Iran's President Tells Asia Society 'Sooner the Better' in Resolving Nuclear Issue

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at an Asia Society event on the sidelines of the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 26, 2013. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday that his government would leave "no stone unturned" while seeking a mutually acceptable solution to the nuclear impasse.

Video: What is the Afghanistan Government's 'Red Line' Regarding the Taliban?

Afghanistan Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul (R) and journalist John Hockenberry at Asia Society New York on September 24, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Watch highlights from Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul's talk, including what he thinks of Afghanistan's "Twitter generation."

What Would You Ask Iran's New President? #askasia

Dr. Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
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Submit your questions now. Some will be asked during our live webcast with Dr. Hassan Rouhani, the new president of Iran, this Thursday.

This Fall Season, the United Nations is in Fashion

Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, addresses the 67th United Nations General Assembly meeting Sept. 27, 2012 at the United Nations in New York City. (Don Emmert/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

The U.N. is "hot" again, as it finds itself at the center of at least two of the critical global issues of the moment, writes Tom Nagorski.

Video: Orville Schell Explains Why 'Very Threatening' Bo Xilai Received Life Sentence

Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 14, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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Speaking on PBS Newshour, Orville Schell describes the case of disgraced official Bo Xilai as "sublimely embarrassing" to China's leadership.

Why Iran President's US Visit Brings Opportunity for Re-Engagement

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani attends a session of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran on September 3, 2013. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)
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On the eve of newly-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's visit to the United States, a series of positive signals indicate Tehran is readying itself to engage in diplomacy aimed at reducing tensions with Washington.

Video: Indonesia's 'Burden' Regarding Islam and Democracy

Indonesia Foreign Minister Dr. Marty Natalegawa (L) and Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski at Asia Society New York on September 19, 2013.
Policy

Can Indonesia be seen as a democratic model for other Muslim-majority countries like Egypt and Tunisia?

Book Excerpt: 'Cyber War Will Not Take Place' by Thomas Rid

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In his new book, Thomas Rid explores the opportunities and challenges that cyberspace creates for those who use violence for political purposes. In-person appearance tonight at Asia Society New York.

Interview: Does Cyber Terror Need to Be Violent to Be Considered a 'War'?

Thomas Rid
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Author Thomas Rid says he "can't see a good reason why an innovation that has never injured or killed a single human being — cyber-attacks — should prompt us to rethink the notion of war."