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Interview: Pakistan's Premier Mountaineer on His Passion for Heights and Homeland

Nazir Sabir on K2, the second-highest mountain in the world, in northern Pakistan's Karakoram range. (Nazir Sabir)
Lifestyle

Renowned mountaineer Nazir Sabir, the first Pakistani to have climbed Mount Everest, talks candidly about his brushes with death and his love of the region he calls "the best-kept secret" in Asia.

In Viet Nam and Rest of 'Rising South,' Inequality Just One of Many New Challenges

A worker uses plastic flowers to build a display marking the 38th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War at a public park in the centre of Hanoi on April 24, 2013. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"A shift is upon us," writes Asia Society's Andrew Billo from Ho Chi Minh City, "but the global community is not yet managing it too well."

Thai-Cambodia Territorial Spat Offers a Role for the World Court

The Preah Vihear temple in Cambodia (shown here in 2010) is the site of a long-running territorial dispute between Cambodia and Thailand. (theonlymikey/Flickr)
Policy

Thailand is reluctant to submit its territorial dispute with Cambodia to the International Court of Justice. But doing so, says John Ciorciari, "would would send a powerful signal about its commitment to international law."

Expert: Current North Korea Drama 'More Uncertain and Worrying' Than Years Past

A North Korean soldier using binoculars watches from his quarters at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone on April 23, 2013. (Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Andrew Gilholm, senior Northeast Asia analyst with the consultancy Control Risks, says it's "tough to see" a peaceful resolution to current tensions.

Photos: Across Asia, Portraits Encompass Hard Lives and Childlike Wonder

A friendly Vietnamese boy stops his bicycle in Cao Lahn, Vietnam to offer a smile and a peace sign on February 22, 2010. (Nancy A. Scherl)
Multimedia

From India to Vietnam, photographer Nancy A. Scherl documents the human experience in portraits of people she meets in her travels.

7.0 Quake Hits China's Sichuan Province

Rescuers sit on ruins of a house in Longmen township, close to the epicenter of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit the city of Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

Early Saturday a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southwestern China. Asia Society takes a look at the coverage of the news.

Video: Chef Pichet Ong Walks the Fine Line Between Sweet and Savory

Chef Pichet Ong's unique aerated goat cheese confection rolled in walnut cookie crumbs and garnished with seasonal fruit. (Philippe Chery/Asia Society)
Multimedia

Step into the kitchen with Brooklyn-based Chinese chef Pichet Ong and learn how his childhood inspires him to create delectable savory and sweet dishes.

Book Excerpt: 'The Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42'

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Arts

A cautionary tale of 19th-century imperial hubris that still resonates today. In-person appearances by William Dalrymple upcoming at Asia Society New York and Asia Society Northern California.

Book Excerpt: 'Shanghai Gone' Depicts a City Consuming Its Own Past and People

Policy

Qin Shao's wrenching new study of a frantically developing Shanghai introduces the concept of "domicide" — the eradication of a home against the will of its dwellers.

Central Asia's Energy Market: From Moscow to Beijing

Petroleum tanks owned by Hurricane Kumkol Munai in Chemkent, Kazakhstan. (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
Policy

In the future, competition for energy reserves in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will be between Russia and China — with time being on Beijing's side.