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A Former US Ambassador's Advice on How to Work With Pakistan

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari meets with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, January 2010. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Cameron Munter, U.S. envoy to Pakistan from 2010-12, says, "Now is not the time to turn away from Pakistan, despite the frustrations of recent years."

Five Ways John Kerry Can Transform US Foreign Policy Toward Asia

Policy

As John Kerry begins his first week as U.S. Secretary of State, he faces numerous opportunities to reshape American foreign policy in Asia.

The 'Bleak' State of Rule of Law in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake (C) walks from the Supreme Court in Colombo on December 4, 2012. (Vikalpa/Groundviews/CPA/flickr)
Policy

Asia Society Young Leader Bhavani Fonseka says recent events, including the impeachment of the country's first female chief justice, could "have a chilling effect on hopes for a functioning democracy and sustainable peace in Sri Lanka."

Photo of the Day: Looking Lost in India

A dog pauses on a lonely path to pose for the camera in Goa, India on January 31, 2013. (katya_alagic/Flickr)
Multimedia

A dog pauses on a lonely path to pose for the camera in Goa, India on January 31, 2013. (katya_alagic/Flickr)

From Jaipur to Kolkata to Tamil Nadu, Freedom of Expression Issues Roil India

Indian public intellectual Ashis Nandy speaking at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival on January 26, 2013. (DSC Jaipur Literature Festival)
Arts

Indian public intellectual Ashis Nandy faced a police inquiry into his remarks about caste and corruption at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival — but his isn't an isolated case.

Interview: Kishore Mahbubani Says Stable US-China Relations Will Be 2013's Big Story

Kishore Mahbubani at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 27, 2012. (World Economic Forum/Flickr)
Policy

Singapore's veteran diplomat and analyst predicts that stable relations between the United States and China will in fact be the big story in 2013. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on February 6, 2013.

Photo of the Day: Parked Under the Shade in India

A white car sits stationary by the water in Kerala, India on January 24, 2013. (julien mrt/Flickr)
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A white car sits stationary by the water in Kerala, India on January 24, 2013. (julien mrt/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'The Great Convergence' by Kishore Mahbubani

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Policy

In an excerpt from his latest book, former diplomat and expert Kishore Mahbubani assesses the rise of the middle class in Asia. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on February 6, 2013.

Coups, Kashmir and Clerics: Is Pakistan Headed for Delayed Elections?

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar addresses Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Faiysal Alikhan says due to tensions roiling the country "it seems unlikely" that Pakistan's historic elections later this year will be held as scheduled.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Accuses India of 'Warmongering'

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar addresses Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
Policy

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar told an audience at Asia Society that despite tough talk from India this week, Pakistan remains committed to dialogue with the country to find "peacefully coexist."