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Sarah Brown: Why Expanded Education Opportunity Is Key to Solving Global Challenges

Sarah Brown (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

The education advocate and former First Lady of the United Kingdom explains why global competence is so vital to the future.

Progress in Protecting Stolen Antiquities Is Real — But Challenges Remain

A high-level panel convenes to discuss the ongoing challenges of combating antiquities looting. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The effort to safeguard cultural treasures from terrorist looting has become a high-priority international issue.

Multimedia: 10 Asian Sports That Would Spice Up the Olympics


Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.

George Takei: Asian American Stereotypes Are 'Demeaning and Dehumanizing'

George Takei discusses how stereotypes deeply impacted his family growing up. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"Those innocuous stereotypes are something we have to fight," the actor says of the Oscars sketch. "I don't consider it funny, and I have a sense of humor."

Watch: How the 'New Silk Road' Can Connect the Countries of Central Asia

L to R: Asia Society President Josette Sheeran, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal, and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov at Asia Society New York on September 23, 2014.

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and foreign officials from Central Asia discuss the prospects for greater economic connectivity in the Central Asia.

Photo of the Day: Herding Yaks in China

Mother and daughter, Kyrgyz nomads, herd yaks at Lake Karakul, Xinjiang Province, China in September 2013. (Gaik Ping Ooi)

Mother and daughter, Kyrgyz nomads, herd yaks at Lake Karakul, Xinjiang Province, China in September 2013. (Gaik Ping Ooi)

Photo of the Day: Ominous Flames in Turkmenistan


Dubbed "The Door to Hell," a natural gas field provides constant fuel for flames in Derweze, Turkmenistan ON December 27, 2013. (gafa kassim/ Flickr)

US Needs More Exchanges to Compete With China Making Inroads Worldwide

People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping (2L) and wife Peng Liyuan (L) pose with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (2R) and his wife Mrs. Ani Yudhoyono in Jakarta on Oct. 2, 2013. President Xi was in Indonesia for two days to discuss bilateral trade with the Indonesian president. (Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)

China's economic agreements and aggressive marketing of itself should not be seen as a threat to America, writes a former U.S. State Department official, but a challenge.

Multimedia/Interview: 'Two Rivers' Run Through Arresting Portrait of Central Asia

Overhead view of the Syr Darya river in Uzbekistan, with an irrigation canal on the right. From Carolyn Drake's

"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who recently spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.

Interview: 'Noodle Road' Author Travels Silk Road on Journey Through Pasta's Past


After eating her way from China to Italy, chef and author Jen Lin-Liu says that "one of the most alluring things about noodles" is "how varied they are."