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Expert: Pakistan Election Outcome Hinges on Voter Turnout, Safety

Punjab police wait for the arrival of Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML) party, during the final day of campaigning at an election rally in Lahore, Pakistan on May 09, 2013. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says former Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan could win this weekend's election if voters come out in large numbers.

Video: Solution to Bangladesh Factory Tragedy is 'Mending, Not Ending' Industry

A Bangladeshi man holds a portrait of his missing relatives, believed trapped in the rubble of an eight-storey building that collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 28, 2013. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In the wake of the April tragedy at a Dhaka clothing factory, argues Asia 21 Fellow Ejaj Ahmad, foreign companies shouldn't leave Bangladesh, but should try instead to improve safety conditions.

Video: Evan Osnos on the 'High Bar' of the New 'Chinese Dream'

Evan Osnos. (World Economic Forum/Adam Nadel/Flickr)
Policy

The New Yorker's China correspondent on the meaning behind Chinese President Xi Jinping's political slogan, and the obstacles in its way.

For Pakistan's Elite, Facebook Turns Into a Political Battleground Ahead of Election

Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) or the
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Ahead of the May 11 election, Facebook has become an unlikely virtual platform that allows Pakistan's more liberal-secular sector to remain actively engaged in political campaigning.

Video: Kenneth Bae Sentencing Could Get US Caught in North Korean Propaganda Game

Mike Kulma, Executive Director for Global Leadership Initiatives at Asia Society.
Policy

Asia Society's Mike Kulma on possible outcomes of an American citizen's 15-years sentence for "committing hostile acts" against Kim Jong Un's regime.

In Viet Nam and Rest of 'Rising South,' Inequality Just One of Many New Challenges

A worker uses plastic flowers to build a display marking the 38th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War at a public park in the centre of Hanoi on April 24, 2013. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"A shift is upon us," writes Asia Society's Andrew Billo from Ho Chi Minh City, "but the global community is not yet managing it too well."

'Kimchi Paradigm' Offers New Insights Into Success at Asian Women Leaders Conference

L to R: Jade Taihee Chung, Kalpana Raina, and Sheila Marcelo at Asia Society's Women Leaders of New Asia conference in New Delhi in April 2013. (WLNA)
Policy

At Asia Society's most recent WLNA summit, in New Delhi, participants learned how to capitalize on human variety to create teams that work effectively.

Thai-Cambodia Territorial Spat Offers a Role for the World Court

The Preah Vihear temple in Cambodia (shown here in 2010) is the site of a long-running territorial dispute between Cambodia and Thailand. (theonlymikey/Flickr)
Policy

Thailand is reluctant to submit its territorial dispute with Cambodia to the International Court of Justice. But doing so, says John Ciorciari, "would would send a powerful signal about its commitment to international law."

Expert: Current North Korea Drama 'More Uncertain and Worrying' Than Years Past

A North Korean soldier using binoculars watches from his quarters at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone on April 23, 2013. (Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Andrew Gilholm, senior Northeast Asia analyst with the consultancy Control Risks, says it's "tough to see" a peaceful resolution to current tensions.

Video: Nandan Nilekani on How Technology Can Transform India

Nandan Nilekani chairs the Unique Identification Authority of India. (YouTube)
Policy

Nadan Nilekani, the billionaire entrepreneur from India, appears at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 25 to discuss how India can leverage "leapfrog" technology to spur development.