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Former U.S. Ambassador: A Fresh Start in Pakistan?

Then-Senators Joseph Biden and John Kerry with Nawaz Sharif during a U.S. congressional election monitoring trip to Lahore, Pakistan, in February 2008. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Policy

With new personnel in key positions, writes Cameron Munter, Americans and Pakistanis have a chance to move past some of the damage their relationship has suffered in recent years.

Photo of the Day: A Portrait in Blue in Pakistan

A family whose home was destroyed in the floods of 2010 recall the tragedy as they pose for a photo in Pakistan on June 24, 2013. (Shiho Fukada/Flickr)
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A family whose home was destroyed in the floods of 2010 recall the tragedy as they pose for a photo in Pakistan on June 24, 2013. (Shiho Fukada/Flickr)

Interview: Historian Investigates the 'Pity of Partition' Through Manto's Life and Writing

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Arts

Historian Ayesha Jalal turns a literary lens on the traumatic events of 1947 and their aftermath. In-person appearance at Asia Society India Centre, with filmmaker Shyam Benegal, on Thursday, July 18.

Interview: Amateur Photographer's Postcards Depict 'Ravaged' Beauty of Lahore

The Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan, one of the locales captured in Sonya Rehman's postcard series
Arts

A journalist's postcard series dedicated to her hometown aims to capture Pakistan's cultural hub "ravaged, whole and raw, as she is."

Interview: Meet Ghani Chaudry, the Pakistani Tailor Who Conquered Savile Row

Ghani Chaudry at home in Lahore, Pakistan, spring 2013. (Saad Sarfraz Sheikh)

"My main aim was to teach the English what and how to wear," confesses the Pakistani tailor who dressed Roger Moore, Gregory Peck, and Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, among a host of other VIPs.

Interview: 'Spice Spoon' Blogger Samples Pakistani, Afghan and Iranian Cooking

Chicken kebab sliders with mint aïoli, one of the many delicacies highlighted on Shayma Saadat's blog
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Toronto-based writer and photographer Shayma Saadat draws on her mixed heritage to cook up an award-winning "food memoir" blog.

Photo of the Day: Waiting for Customers in Pakistan

An ice vendor sits on his bicycle in front of a wall covered with political posters in Lahore, Pakistan on May 10, 2013. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
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An ice vendor sits on his bicycle in front of a wall covered with political posters in Lahore, Pakistan on May 10, 2013. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview: Pakistani Squash Star Maria Toorpakai Wins Victories On- and Off-Court

Maria Toorpakai, currently ranked #49 among the world's women squash players. (mariatoorpakai.com)
Lifestyle

The outspoken young athlete, a force for women's right to play sports, tells Asia Society, "Squash is a medium for me to make a positive change in the world."

Meet New Asia Society President Josette Sheeran in Photos and Videos

Josette Sheeran during an interview near carcasses of animals that died because of drought in Wajir, northeastern Kenya, on July 23, 2011. (WFP/Siegfried Modola)
Multimedia

One week ago today Asia Society named Josette Sheeran its new president. Sheeran, who takes office June 10, comes to Asia Society from the World Economic Forum, where she served as Vice Chair since 2011.

History in the (Re)making as Nawaz Sharif Set to Become Pakistan's Prime Minister

Pakistan's incoming prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks to journalists at his farm house in Raiwind, on the outskirts of Lahore, on May 13, 2013. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Given a choice between Khan’s promise of "change" and Sharif’s presumably safer bet of "experience," writes M. Bilal Lakhani, Pakistani voters have leaned heavily towards experience.