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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.
Policy

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)
Multimedia

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

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Multimedia

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)
Policy

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
Arts

"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

Lifestyle

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."

Photo of the Day: Patterned Pillar in Uzbekistan

A painted teal pattern decorates a mosque in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan on June 29, 2013. (Christopher Rose/Flickr)
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A painted teal pattern decorates a mosque in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan on June 29, 2013. (Christopher Rose/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Local Food Market in Uzbekistan

Two women hand-make traditional local cuisine in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on June 21, 2013. (Christopher Rose/Flickr)
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Two women hand-make traditional local cuisine in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on June 21, 2013. (Christopher Rose/Flickr)

Photos: From Fujisan to Iran, UNESCO Names Eight New Heritage Sites in Asia

Japan's Mount Fuji, hailed as a
Education

UNESCO's list for 2013 includes eight newly minted cultural and natural heritage sites across seven Asian countries.

Interview: Globe-Trotting Entrepreneur Rafat Ali Says 'Heritage' Keeps Him Rooted

Skift.com founder and CEO Rafat Ali in the Comoros Islands, off the east coast of Africa, in 2011. (Rafat Ali)
Lifestyle

In the content business, says the founder of paidContent and Skift.com, "Chaos is the new normal."