In a private staff meeting Tuesday at Asia Society New York, Vishakha Desai, president of the global non-profit organization since 2004, announced plans to leave Asia Society and pursue other professional opportunities.
In today's New York Times, former Harvard academic Paul V. Kane writes that the United States should terminate its defense arrangement with Taiwan in exchange for China forgiving the $1.14 trillion of U.S. debt that it holds. Kane argues that this move would be:
Historian William Dalrymple contributes an opinion piece, "The Muslims in the Middle," to the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, detailing the rise of Sufism, a deeply rooted resistance movement against violent Islamic radicalism.
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