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Obama's South Asia Opportunity

President Barack Obama converses with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan at the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 12, 2010. (U.S. Department of State/Flickr)
Policy

With the end of the Afghanistan conflict, the Obama administration has a window of opportunity not seen since the end of the Cold War to refocus its strategy in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the other countries of South Asia.

US Can't Afford to Forget About Afghanistan Yet Again

US Marine Sgt. Cody Turpen from Kilo Company of the 3rd Battalion 8th Marines Regiment shakes hand with Afghan children during a patrol in Garmser district in southern Helmand Province on June 22, 2012. (Adek Berry/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

"Unlike the early 1990s, the United States should not and will not leave Afghanistan to its neighbors alone," writes Alexander Evans, who calls for a long-term, regional strategy for the embattled country.

Interview: 'Other Half of Tomorrow' Filmmakers Turn Lens on Pakistan's Women

L to R: Sadia Yousaf, Batool Fatima, Sana Mir, Asmavia Iqbal and Qanita Jalil of the Pakistan Women's Cricket Team, featured in the new documentary
Arts

A candid new documentary presents the diverse lives of a set of Pakistani women and demonstrates how women are at the forefront of shaping Pakistani society. Premieres tonight at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York City.

We Asked Our Experts: What Does Obama's Re-Election Mean for Asia?

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on stage after winning the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois on November 7, 2012. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

How is a second term for the Obama administration likely to affect relations with China, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Afghanistan — to name just some of the Asian nations that have featured most prominently in recent headlines? Click to read commentary from Asia Society experts.

Most of World Favors Obama Over Romney in Landslide; Why is Pakistan Different?

A Pakistani United Citizen Action demonstrator holds a burning US flag during a protest in Multan on October 25, 2012 against the US drone attacks in Pakistani tribal areas. (S.S. Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Pakistani blogger and journalist M. Bilal Lakhani explains what may be behind the results of a recent BBC poll, and why neither U.S. candidate is particularly popular in Pakistan.

How It Played Abroad: Asia Society's Asia 21 Leaders React to the 'Foreign Policy' Debate

Governor Mitt Romney (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama (R) squaring off in the third 2012 U.S. Presidential debate, as seen at a debate viewing party in Covina, Virginia on Oct. 22, 2012. (Neon Tommy/Flickr)
Policy

After the U.S. presidential candidates sounded off on foreign policy, Asia Society receives reactions from its network of Asia 21 Young Leaders in China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Video: Pakistani Band Noori Adapts Rock N' Roll to Transcend Cultural Barriers

Noori's Ali Hamza on stage at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan on May 26, 2008. (SMNomanBukhari/Flickr)
Multimedia

Noori's members Ali Noor, Ali Hamza and Gumby discuss how their personal musical influences have played a big role in their unique sound.

Photos: What's Your Favorite Asian Street Food?

Papadum, fried paper-thin wafer of lentil or chickpeas, usually eaten as an accompaniment with dips, from India. (Saki Yuen)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

This past summer we asked readers to tell us what their favorite street foods were from around Asia and send us photos. This mouth-watering slideshow is what we got.

Watch: Pakistan FM Calls Drone Strikes 'Illegal,' Says 'This Has to Be Our War'

An activist of Muttahida Sheri Mahaz burns US flag during a protest in Multan on July 7, 2012, against a recent US drone attack. (S S Mirza/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

"As a drone flies over the territory of Pakistan, it becomes an American war again," said Hina Rabbani Khar at Asia Society in New York.

Pakistan FM Khar 'Embarrassed' By Riots, But Calls for Understanding

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar responds to a question at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, September 27, 2012. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Policy

"We do not condone violence," Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Thursday at Asia Society in New York. "That is not what Islam teaches us."