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As World Watches Greece and Syria, India Focuses on the Maldives

Maldives army soldiers patrol during Friday prayers in Male on February 10, 2012. A U.N. special envoy arrived February 10 for talks with the new administration in the Maldives, as former president Mohamed Nasheed demanded fresh elections after being ousted in what he called a coup d'etat. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, foreign editor of the Hindustan Times and Asia Society associate fellow, says India's involvement in the Maldives' political turmoil is a way for New Delhi to show not just its regional, but global leadership ability.

Interview: Sichan Siv Says Khmer Rouge Sentence Doesn't 'Match the Crime'

A handout photo taken and released by the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on February 3, 2012 shows fomer Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav — better known as Duch (C) — greeting judges in the courtroom at the ECCC in Phnom Penh. (Nhet Sokheng/AFP/Getty Images)
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"Beyond a small number of people in Phnom Penh, no one really cares about what is happening to the Khmer Rouge in the tribunal," says former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and Asia Society Associate Fellow Sichan Siv.

Xi Jinping and U.S.-China Relations in the Shadow of the Arab Spring

Future Chinese president Xi Jinping will visit the United States next week. (Luong Thai Linh/AFP/Getty Images)
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Contrasts between the way some diplomatic topics are thought about on opposite sides of the Pacific can be striking, and these different worldviews can complicate meetings between leaders, writes Jeffrey Wasserstrom.

Interview: Thomas Gouttierre on Early U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Afghan men walk past by U.S. soldiers in Ghazni province on February 2, 2012. (Aref Yaqubi/AFP/Getty Images)
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Afghanistan expert and Asia Society Associate Fellow Thomas Gouttierre says non-military job creation is key to a successful exit for the U.S. military in Afghanistan.

Top Tweets: Pete Hoekstra's Super Bowl Ad Reaches 'New Low'

Screenshot from Pete Hoekstra's controversial ad.
Policy

Racially-charged campaign ad from Republican Senate candidate stirs controversy among pundits.

China, Singapore Earn High Marks in Trust-in-Government Survey

How much do Chinese citizens trust their government? (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
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But, advises Laura Chang of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, "one would do well to approach the results with a cautious eye."

Panel: 40 Years On, Vivid Memories of Nixon's 1972 Visit to China [Video]

Archival footage of U.S. President Richard Nixon in China in 1972, from Mike Chinoy's documentary 'Assignment: China—The Week That Changed The World.'
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Following a standing-room-only viewing of a new documentary, journalists and diplomats provide eyewitness accounts of this historic breakthrough in U.S.-China relations.

Interview: Perry Link, on the New Book From Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo [UPDATED]

A portion of the cover of Liu Xiaobo's new book 'No Enemies, No Hatred.'
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Asia Blog speaks with one of the editors of No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of writings by Liu, the Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner who helped author the Charter 08 pro-democracy manifesto.

How Much Credit for China's Rise Goes to Richard Nixon?

Chinese President Mao Zedong shake hands with Richard Nixon after their meeting in Beijing, China on February 22, 1972 during Nixon's official visit to China. (AFP/Getty Images)
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In advance of a screening of a new documentary about coverage of Nixon's historic 1972 visit to China, we asked Mike Chinoy, Orville Schell and Max Frankel what that trip meant to the country's future.

Top Tweets: Twitter Users React to Censorship Announcement

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Twitter announced on Thursday that it will reserve the right to "reactively withhold" tweets on a country-to-country basis. "As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression," declared the official Twitter blog.