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Podcast: Salman Rashid: A Pakistani Travelogue, with Tears

Chris Lydon (R) with Salman Rashid (L) in his walled garden on the south side of Lahore, summer 2011.
Policy The distinguished travel writer Salman Rashid encounters painful memories in Punjab.

The 5 Biggest Chinese News Stories of Summer 2011

Workers clear wreckage on July 24, 2011 near the city of Wenzhou, in Zhejiang province, after a high-speed train collision a day before. The crash was China's worst rail accident since 2008. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Evan Osnos assess Biden's visit, the high-speed train crash, and other top stories of the past three months.

Desai: Hazare's Anti-Corruption Movement Must Include Democratic Institutions

Supporters of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare stand behind the national flag of India as they celebrate the 12th day of Hazare's hunger strike in New Delhi on Aug. 27, 2011. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai says the Hazare movement should not simply be a ‘my way or the highway’ kind of obstinacy.

Podcast: Mohsin Hamid on a 'Pakistan-like' Trend in America

Novelist Mohsin Hamid in Lahore, summer 2011.
Policy

The author of 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' turns a jaundiced eye on the United States. 

Podcast: Ali Dayan Hasan: 'The Rule of Law is Non-negotiable'

Ali Dayan Hasan, at home in Lahore, summer 2011.
Policy

This is the latest installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute at Brown University. Click here to learn more. Scroll to the end of this post to listen to the podcast.

Vietnam Tries to Put Anti-China Genie Back Into the Bottle

Vietnamese protesters shout anti-China slogans at a rally in central Hanoi on Aug. 14, 2011. About 100 people took to Hanoi's streets to protest against Beijing's territorial ambitions in the South China Sea. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

On Sunday, the Vietnamese government rounded up and jailed dozens of demonstrators in Hanoi, trying to end a summer of weekly anti-China rallies related to the Spratly Island disputes.

Naoto Kan's Resignation Leaves Japan in Leadership Vacuum

Former Japanese foreign minister Seiji Maehara declared his candidacy at the National Diet in Tokyo on Aug. 23, 2011 to replace Naoto Kan as prime minister next week. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Naoto Kan's resignation will bring Japan its sixth Prime Minister in five years. 

'Savvy Strategist' Anna Hazare and India's Fed-Up Middle Class

Indian activist Anna Hazare gestures to his supporters during his anti-corruption hunger strike in New Delhi on Aug. 21, 2011. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Will the Gandhian activist succeed in creating a politically engaged middle class?

Podcast: Ayesha Jalal on Pakistan's 'Revenge of the '40s, Then the '80s'

Pakistani historian Ayesha Jalal in Lahore, Summer 2011.
Policy

For historian Ayesha Jalal, Pakistan's present woes are inseparable from the trauma of its birth. 

Podcast: Adil Omar: 'Paki Rambo,' Dropping Beats in Islamabad

Islamabad rapper Adil Omar.
Policy

An Islamabad rapper sees himself as representing the lighter side of Pakistan.