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India and Pakistan in Diplomatic Spat... Again

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

US-Trained Pakistani Neuroscientist Jailed for 86 Years

This September 23, 2010 courtroom drawing shows Pakistani scientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui (C) with Judge Richard Berman (L), US Assistant Attorney Christopher LaVigne (2ndL) and Attorney Linda Moreno (R) in New York. A US federal court Thursday sentenced Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years in prison for attempted murder of US officers in Afghanistan. (Shirley Shepard/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy US-trained Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui has been sentenced to 86 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of attempted murder by the federal court in New York today

India in a Sticky Situation

A view of the Dhyan Chand National Hockey Stadium in New Delhi on September 15, 2010. The Indian capital is scheduled to host the Commonwealth Games October 3-14, the biggest sporting event in the city since the 1982 Asian Games. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

After facing an outbreak of dengue fever in the capital, fatal riots in Kashmir, and the shooting of two tourists earlier this week, India is today's hot topic in the global media.

Metzl: Asia Leads in UN Millennium Goals

The United Nations General Assembly in session. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia's top leaders are in New York for the 65th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.

On Tuesday, Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl spoke to Bloomberg Radio about Asia's progress in fulfilling the UN's Millennium Development Goals.

China and Japan on Shaky Ground at the UN

A policeman tries to disperse the crowd as anti-Japanese protesters shout slogans while marching through the embassy district in Beijing on September 18, 2010. More than a 100 anti-Japan protesters rallied in Beijing, furious over Tokyo's arrest of a Chinese fishing boat captain, a move which has sparked a major diplomatic row. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
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Recent islands rows between China and Japan have become increasingly problematic for the two countries, as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao showed diplomatic displeasure in meeting his Japanese counterpart at the UN General Assembly in New York this week.

Discuss: Averting a Food Crisis in Asia

Rice farming. (IRRI)
Policy As world leaders gather at the UN this week to discuss what needs to be done to meet the ambitious Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Asia Society is releasing an action plan for reducing hunger and poverty in Asia and beyond.