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'Descent Into Darkness': Looking Back at the My Lai Massacre

A display at the My Lai Memorial Site in My Lai village, Vietnam. (Adam Jones/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Author Howard Jones discusses his new book on one of the most infamous chapters of the Vietnam War and American military history.

How a Tiny Southeast Asian Country Changed the CIA Forever

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton views an exhibit on Vietnam War bombing in Vientiane, Laos. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Joshua Kurlantzick's "A Great Place to Have a War" examines the consequences of the agency's 20-year war in Laos.

Why Humanity Can't Move Past War

Croatian Defense Council Army tanks pull into firing position. (Kim Price/Wikimedia Commons)
Current Affairs

Bioethicist Jonathan Glover describes the "traps" that humans fall into that unnecessarily lead to conflict.

Award-Winning Journalist Sudarsan Raghavan on Afghanistan's 'Ordinary Lives'

The journalist Sudarsan Raghavan is presented with the Osborn Elliott Prize at Asia Society on Thursday, May 26. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The Washington Post correspondent and Osborn Elliott Prize winner thanked Asia Society for recognizing his work profiling daily life in the troubled country.

Video: Former Defense Official Says Beware of Hawks Entering US-China Policy Debate

Michael Pillsbury speaks at Asia Society New York on April 7, 2015.
Current AffairsPolicy

Michael Pillsbury argues that China is beginning to challenge the American “hegemony” and its interests in Asia.

Are Drone Strikes Killing Terrorists or Creating Them?

Pakistani demonstrators shout anti-US slogans during a protest in Multan on January 8, 2013, against the drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas. (S.S Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

After the publication of an interactive website visualizing drone strikes in Pakistan, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas analyzes the difficulty of assessing whether drone strikes are actually an effective terror-fighting tool.

Pakistan Needs to Address Own Problems Before it Focuses on Region

A Pakistani Shiite Muslim girl holds placard during a protest against the twin bombings in Quetta, in Karachi, Pakistan on January 13, 2013. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

With violent extremism plunging the country to new lows, Pakistan needs to focus all its energies on a multi-dimensional counter-extremism strategy at home, writes M. Bilal Lakhani.

Pakistan FM Khar 'Embarrassed' By Riots, But Calls for Understanding

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar responds to a question at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, September 27, 2012. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Policy

"We do not condone violence," Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Thursday at Asia Society in New York. "That is not what Islam teaches us."

After Afghanistan, How Should the US Approach South Asia Strategy?

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, May 6, 2009. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's new Bernard Schwartz Fellow, Alexander Evans, discusses a new Asia Society project that examines U.S. policy in South Asia after the 2014 drawdown in Afghanistan.

Watch: Dan Rather's Advice to President Obama on Afghanistan

Dan Rather reports from the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, in December 2008. (DanRather.com)
Multimedia

"There's no understanding Afghanistan unless you understand that in Afghanistan they are about hospitality, loyalty, and revenge," the veteran newsman told Asia Society in an exclusive interview.