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Video: The Daily Show Profiles Terror Financing

The ruins of Palmyra, Syria, are now under occupation from the Islamic State. (Michal Unolt/Flickr)
Current AffairsPolicy

Comedy Central's iconic news program looks at how ISIS traffics in stolen antiquities to earn revenue.

Can the World Save Antiquities Under Terrorist Threat?

Asia Society Policy Institute president Kevin Rudd (L) looks on as Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Iraq, discusses antiquities trafficking at Asia Society on Thursday.
Current Affairs

Statesmen, archaeologists, and other experts discuss the trade in priceless artifacts and terrorist financing at a Thursday event at Asia Society.

Interview: Bloomberg's Tom Lasseter on the 'Immense Value' of In-Depth Reporting on Asia

K. Shobha (left) and K. Krishna stand beside a portrait of their daughter, Kasarla Rishitha Reddy, who was among those killed in the Beas River flood. (Tom Lasseter/Bloomberg)
Current AffairsSustainability

Bloomberg News reporter and co-winner of the 2015 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia reflects on reporting from Iraq, Russia, China, and India.

Are Private Police Forces 'Contributing to Violence' in Iraq and Afghanistan?

An Afghan policeman keeps watch as clergy men attend a gathering at the Shahi Doshamshira mosque where an Afghan woman, 27, was beaten to death and her body set alight by a mob, in Kabul on March 26, 2015. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In a new Foreign Policy article, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas asks tough questions about privately run police forces in perennially strife-torn locations.

Watch: Iranian American Artist Brings Painting to Life in Mesmerizing Animation

'Shiva Ahmadi: Lotus' is on display at Asia Society Museum in New York City through August 3, 2014.

Shiva Ahmadi offers insights into her animation Lotus, now on view at Asia Society Museum, expanding on the work's political undertones, stylistic inspirations, and the physical process of production.

'We Must Act': UN's Ban Ki-moon Calls for Syrian Arms Embargo in Asia Society Address

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Asia Society New York on June 20, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

"All the values for which we stand, and all the reasons for which the United Nations exists, are at stake, here and now, across the devastated landscape that is Syria today," the UN Secretary-General told listeners at Asia Society New York.

War Reporters Deliver 'Poignant, From-the-Trenches' View of Covering Iraq, Afghanistan

Bob Woodruff of ABC News appearing at a patrons event on war correspondents at Asia Society New York on January 22, 2014. (Craig Chesek/Asia Society)

At a special event Wednesday night, Asia Society New York heard from Bob Woodruff and Mike Boettcher, two men who have lived the Iraq and Afghan campaigns in profound and personal ways.

Experts: Self-Critical Pentagon Report Demonstrates Limits of Military Action

A soldier with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Redhorse scans a nearby hilltop during a search of the Qual-e Jala village, Afghanistan. (The U.S. Army/Flickr)

Asia Society experts reflect on the draft Pentagon report outlining key lessons from a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Sad State of Iraq's Modern Art Collection

Iraqi artist and administrator for 23 years of the of the Baghdad Art Centre, ex-Saddam Arts Centre, Lamia Jassm (L), explains the history of a bronze mold sculpture to visitors September 10, 2006. (Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts What is left of Saddam Hussein's showcase currently resides in three run-down galleries, which are closed off from the public. Many of the paintings and sculptures inside have been damaged from heat and improper storage. Many more have been lost or destroyed entirely.