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The Power of Diplomacy: An Indonesian Perspective

In Houston on Dec. 17, Indonesian Ambassador Dr. Dino Patti Djalal addressed the primacy of dimplomacy and soft power in his nation's foreign and domestic policy. (ASTC)
Policy

Indonesia's Ambassador to the US addressed the evolution of his nation's partnership with the US and Indonesia's role as an emerging regional power. 

Asia21 Fellow: 'Let's Talk'

Lifestyle

Asia Society's 5th annual Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit took place last weekend at the InterContinental Hotel in Jakarta, and brought together over 150 young leaders from 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Asia Society Pays Tribute to Richard Holbrooke After Surgery

Amb. Richard Holbrooke at the State Department in Washington, DC, on Aug. 9, 2010. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Policy

Amb. Richard Holbrooke was in critical condition in a Washington hospital after surgery for a torn aorta.

Photo of the Day: Highlighting Human Rights in Mumbai

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An Indian adivasi-tribal with her hands tied together to symbolically represent bondage, attend a sit-in protest on the occasion of Human Rights Day in Mumbai on December 10, 2010.

A Paean to Paan

An Indian shopkeeper arranges <i>paan</i> (betel nut products) in silver foils at his roadside shop in New Delhi, India. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

One man details his love for the uniquely South Asian product, now readily available in Manhattan.

Photo of the Day: In India, Releasing 'Computer-Related Stress'

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An elderly man exercises in a park on the outskirts of New Delhi on December 8, 2010.

US Agribiz Eyes India

Asia Society Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar
Policy

Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar talks about GMO foods in India with WNYC's Leonard Lopate.

Photo of the Day: Marking World AIDS Day in India

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Indian HIV positive/AIDS children wear masks as they take part in an awareness event, which was organised by Community Health Initiatives and Reasearch Action Group (CHIRAG), a project of a college of social work in Mumbai on December 1, 2010.

Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage at Risk - Again

Members of a French archaeological team walk on top of a giant 4th century Buddhist stupa cut into a mountain in Samangan province, Afghanistan, in 2006. A similar historic site to the south and east in Mes Aynak is now at risk from a copper mine. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Policy A planned copper mine evokes the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas.

Analysis: The Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's newly-released opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) smiles as she arrives at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 15, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Two days after regaining freedom from house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi, the charismatic leader of Burma/Myanmar's opposition, lost no time jumping back into politics. Her 15-year detention kept her on the political sidelines for the country's recent elections, but Suu Kyi addressed her supporters in defiant terms just minutes after her release.

But what does her release mean? Asia Society experts weigh in on what's next for the pro-democracy icon.