Speaking at Asia Society Washington, Indian diplomat Shyam Saran emphatically reiterated India's commitment to Afghanistan's peace process and its confidence in Afghan security forces.
Dusted with shocking pink, vibrant green, opulent purple and every other color under the sun, people in Asia take to the streets to celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors in March 2013.
Bright beams of sunshine bathe the Himalayas peaks in Nepal on February 27, 2013. (anaadi+/Flickr)
As harsh winters and widespread overgrazing take their toll on Mongolia's nomadic pastoral herders, photographer Taylor Weidman joins them on the road to capture a threatened way of life.
In Asia, says the latest winner of Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Book Award, water has gone from being just an environmental issue to becoming a strategic issue.
A young man bounces through the ruins in Surkhet, Nepal on July 5, 2012. (satyamjoshi/Flickr)
A young boy covered in red powder for Holi, the Festival of Color on March 8, 2012 in Kathmandu, Nepal. (satyamjoshi/Flickr)
Mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears treks up Mount Everest to display photographs of coal mining and melting glaciers at 17,723 feet.
Meet the "hairy Ainu" of Japan, Taiwan's Saaroa, the Kusunda of Nepal, the last Manchus and the Jarawa of India's Andaman Islands.
Dressed in vibrant maroon and gold attire, a monk poses in prayer at Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 2, 2012. (Original cheese_unit/Flickr)
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