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Can Obama's Visit to India Revitalize U.S.-India Relations?

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House on September 30, 2014. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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“Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have an opportunity to provide a renewed vision for the strategic partnership and get to work on some pressing matters of common concern,” writes Anubhav Gupta of the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Photo of the Day: Peeking in for a Photograph in Bangladesh

Two little boys smile through a window for a photograph in Faridpur, Bangladesh on January 18, 2015. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)
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Two little boys smile through a window for a photograph in Faridpur, Bangladesh on January 18, 2015. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)

Asia 21 Young Leader: Sri Lanka Election Offers Greater Hope for 'Truth and Justice'

A woman belonging to the Sri Lankan minority Tamil ethnic group holds a photo of her son, who disappeared during the final stage of the Sri Lankan civil war, at a human rights protest festival on November 13, 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The surprise election of opposition politician Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lanka’s new president may open the door for "genuine and long-term reconciliation," a Sri Lankan analyst argues.

Interview: Anti-Trafficking Expert Explains How and Why Slavery Is Thriving in Asia

Children are pictured with candles during a protest against child slavery attended by Indian Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi in New Delhi on Nov. 22, 2014. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Matt Friedman explains how people across the world are forced into slavery, and how the fight against it is being lost. In-person appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong on January 22.

Photo of the Day: Decked Out in Colors of the Rainbow in India

A row of brightly painted boats are moored at Kasimedu harbor in Chennai, India on January 3, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)
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A row of brightly painted boats are moored at Kasimedu harbor in Chennai, India on January 3, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Keeping the Corridors Clean in Bangladesh

A woman cleans the floor of an arched corridor with a handmade broom in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 4, 2015. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)
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A woman cleans the floor of an arched corridor with a handmade broom in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 4, 2015. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Painting on a Festive Mask in India

A street performer painstakingly paints his face in vibrant colors in Chennai, India on January 12, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)
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A street performer painstakingly paints his face in vibrant colors in Chennai, India on January 12, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)

Asia 21 Young Leader: Sri Lanka Election Upset Builds Expectations for Rule of Law

 Newspapers for sale at a stall in Colombo on January 10, 2015, leading with headlines about Sri Lanka's new president Maithripala Sirisena. (Akruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
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After nearly a decade of deteriorating democracy and judicial independence under outgoing president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan legal expert says it's time to reestablish individual rights and checks on power.

Profile: A Storyteller on a One-Man Mission to Preserve Lahore's Vanishing Legacy

In Lahore's Fakir Khana Museum, Farhan Shah recounts the story of Sikh ruler Maharaja Sher Singh's assassination. (Sonya Rehman)
Current Affairs

Pakistan's most storied city is at risk of losing its stories — but Farhan Shah is determined to prevent that from happening.

Asia-Pacific Trade in 2014: A Year of Hedging Bets and Weaving Intricate Webs

Leaders from the Trans-Pacific Partnership take part in a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on November 10, 2014. From left: Vietnam’s Vu Hu Hoang, U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman, U.S. President Barack Obama, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and Singapore’s Ow Foong Pheng. (Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)
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Shom Sen, a former Wadsworth Fellow with the Asia Society Policy Institute, assesses major developments in Asia-Pacific trade negotiations and agreements and their implications for regional relations.