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Poll: Help Us Choose Asia's Person of the Year for 2013

Pakistani education rights activist Malala Yousafzai, 16, finished second in our Asia's Person of the Year poll last year. Can she win in 2013? (Yui Mok/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Who will follow in the footsteps of 2011 winner Aung San Suu Kyi and 2012 winner Imran Khan and take the honor for 2013? That's totally up to you.

Meet the Group of Asian Young Leaders Putting 'Passion Into Action'

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski (middle row, R) welcomes the crowd at the 2013 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Zhenjiang, China, on Dec. 6, 2013. (Asia Society)
Education

Reporting from China, Asia Society Vice President Tom Nagorski reports on some of the many powerful moments in a three-day gathering aimed at bringing great minds and talent together to tackle issues across the Asia Pacific.

Abbas: Obama and Sharif Meeting Signals Action Must Follow Words

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on Oct. 23, 2013. (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)
Policy

After a meeting in the Oval Office, U.S.-Pakistan relations are clearly improving, notes Asia Society Senior Adviser Hassan Abbas — but American drone strikes are an increasingly divisive sticking point.

Malala Yousafzai Doesn't Need a Nobel Prize to Inspire Her Fellow Pakistanis

Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai poses for photographers before a panel discussion in New York City on Oct. 10, 2013, the same day she was awarded the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Despite threats to her life, the courageous teenager still wants to return and do something good for Pakistan. Her countrymen, writes Mehmal Sarfraz, can take heart from her example.

What You Get When Young Leaders From India and Pakistan Sit Around the Same Table

Attendees of the India-Pakistan Regional Young Leaders Initiative forum in Islamabad last month.
Policy

At a recent Asia Society forum in Islamabad 11 rising stars shared personal stories and their visions for Indo-Pakistan relations, and their recommendations to turn those common dreams into reality in the not too distant future.

Photo of the Day: Walking Through the Ruins in Pakistan

Pakistani survivors gather around their destroyed houses in the earthquake-devastated district of Awaran on September 25, 2013. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

Pakistani survivors gather around their destroyed houses in the earthquake-devastated district of Awaran on September 25, 2013. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview: Pakistani Transgender Activist Looks to 'New Dawn' of Rights, Dignity

Bindiya Rana, president of Pakistan's Gender Interactive Alliance. (Courtesy Bindiya Rana)
Policy

In the face of discrimination and death threats, recent candidate for public office Bindiya Rana believes this year's legislative victories mean "a new dawn is near" for her community.

Interview: Filmmaker Focuses on Water and Warming in Northern Pakistan

Niccolo Piazza's new documentary looks at climate change and water management in northern Pakistan's Karakoram Range. Above: Attabad Lake, Hunza Valley. (Niccolo Piazza)

His new project may sound like a Robert Ludlum thriller, but documentarian Niccolo Piazza is focused on the mountain communities of Gilgit–Baltistan and their "symbiotic relationship" with their environment.

Abbas: Musharraf Has Much to Answer For, But Murder Charges Are a Stretch

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf saluting as he arrived to unveil his party manifesto for Pakistan's April general election at his residence in Islamabad on April 15, 2013. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The list of Pervez Musharraf's blunders is long, writes Hassan Abbas, but no concrete evidence has yet proven his direct involvement in Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

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.