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The World, Not Australia, Could be Rudd's Stage

Former Australian prime minister and then foreign minister Kevin Rudd gestures during a press conference following the Labor leadership challenge at Parliament House in Canberra on February 27, 2012. (Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images)

After his failed political comeback in Canberra, Kevin Rudd might be better served as President of the World Bank, writes Andrew Billo.

Orville Schell: A 'More Even Keel' for US-China Relations?

Chinese and American Vice Presidents Xi Jinping and Joe Biden visit Asia Society’s International Studies Learning Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 17, 2012. (Courtesy of the school)

The Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and other experts share insights into what Xi Jinping brings to the U.S-China relationship.

Interview: Robert Barnett on Why Tibetans Are Setting Themselves on Fire

Tibetans offer prayers near mock coffins to represent the victims self-immolation during a rally in Siliguri, in the Indian state of West Bengal, on February 8, 2012. China said February 7 it would 'resolutely crack down' on any attempts to instigate violence in Tibetan-inhabited areas, where authorities have launched a deadly clampdown on protesters. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)

Current tensions — including Tibetan monks and nuns using self-immolation as a form of protest — are not going to disappear without some concession from China's government, says a leading Tibet expert.

Interview: Ryan Pyle, an 'Anthropologist With a Camera' in China [Photos]


Photographer Ryan Pyle discusses his wide selection of stunning black and white photos from China with the Asia Blog.

Photos: Vanishing Cultures Project Captures Threatened Tibetan Traditions


The Vanishing Cultures Project's photographer-and-writer team journeyed to a remote corner of Nepal to document the indigenous Loba people and threats to their way of life.

Tiger, Tiger: Can the US and China 'Live Harmoniously'?

US President Barack Obama and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping speak during meetings in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 14, 2012. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The two countries must not allow election year hysteria and nationalist forces to taint what will continue to be an essential, albeit challenging, relationship, write Andrew Billo and Yan Shufen.

In Australia, It's Rudd vs. Gillard, Part II

Will Australia's Kevin Rudd have the last laugh? (Alan Porritt/Pool/Getty Images)

Even veteran MPs, who regularly slug it out in Australia’s parliament, are taken aback by Kevin Rudd’s dramatic comeback campaign, writes Geoff Spencer.

US and China VPs Schooled in International Studies [Photos]

International Studies Learning Center students presented Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and American Vice President Joe Biden with gifts. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping visited Asia Society's International Studies Learning Center in Los Angeles on Friday.

Gallup: Americans Like China Less Now Than They Did a Year Ago

(Flickr/Brent Finnegan)

Several Asian nations held up the rear of a Gallup poll released yesterday measuring Americans' favorability toward foreign countries.

Excerpt: Ahmed Rashid's 'Pakistan on the Brink'

A Pakistani man reads a newspaper with the front page displaying news of the death of Osama bin Laden at a stall in Lahore on May 3, 2011. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Leading Pakstani journalist Ahmed Rashid lays out America’s options with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the post-Bin Laden years.