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Indonesia President 'feared' arrest in Netherlands

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (C) reviews a military parade during the 65th Indonesian military anniversary in Jakarta on October 5, 2010. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, despite praises for stabilizing his nation's budding democracy, now faces closer scrutiny and criticisms from Indonesia's former colonial masters, The Netherlands.

Vietnam's Government Launches its Own Version of Facebook

This picture taken on May 20, 2010 shows the home page of the Vietnam's pilot social networking site go.vn which has just been launched. The Vietnamese government has launched its own social networking site, after allegations that it restricted Facebook and haked numerous websites with political content. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Vietnam is launching its own Communist-friendly social-networking site, a la Facebook.

Pakistan Retaliates Against NATO Strikes

A Pakistani firefighter prepares to extinguish burning NATO supplies oil tankers following the gunmen attack on the outside of Islamabad on October 4, 2010. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Bernard Schwartz Fellow Philip Shishkin weighs in on the growing problems with US supply lines and tensions with Pakistan.

Exposing the Crisis of Childhood Malnutrition

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Policy

A major multimedia project aims to expose the global crisis of childhood malnutrition.

India Passes Historic Judgment on Disputed Land

Students and teachers from the Anjuman-E-Islam school pose with Hindu and Islamic religious designs as they pray for a peaceful solution to the Ayodhya Ram Mandir and Babri Masjid issue in Ahmedabad on September 23, 2010. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The Allahabad Court in India today passed a historic judgment over 2.7 acres of land that surround a mosque, which is disputed between Hindus and Muslims. The verdict may have been as good as could be hoped for: The land was divided equally among the three parties that made claims to the land—two Hindu and one Muslim.

India and Pakistan in Diplomatic Spat... Again

A cricket fan passes Pakistani and Indian flags in Lahore, Pakistan. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Policy

India's Minister of External Affairs Shri S.M. Krishna visited Asia Society today to talk about India's strategic challenges and its future.

Hidden Benefits in Delayed Indonesia Trip

In December 2009, a statue depicting President Obama was erected in a Jakarta public park. It has since been removed. (<a href='http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefangeens/5001575300/sizes/l/' target='_blank'>Stefan Geens</a>/flickr)
Policy Three postponements have created an opportunity for genuine substance.

Kim Jong-il Promotes Son to General

South Korean police watch a conservative activists standing behind a North Korean flag with pictures of the North's late president Kim Il-Sung (L), his son and current leader Kim Jong-Il (C) and grandson Kim Jong-Un (R), during an anti-Pyongyang rally in Seoul on July 8, 2009. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Kim Jong-il promoted his son to the rank of general or "dae-jang," according to the official North Korean news agency KCNA.

Surprise, Surprise ... Obama Says He'll Finally Visit Indonesia

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Policy Barack Obama has reportedly stunned Indonesian diplomats by announcing he'll visit the world's most populous Muslim nation soon as part of a wider Asian tour.

To Achieve Friendship, US-China Must Collaborate

Asia Society's Jamie Metzl (L) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) at Waldorf-Astoria on September 22, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

A VIP reception co-hosted by Asia Society at the Waldorf-Astoria was held in honor of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday, Sept. 22.