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In US Asia Policy, Great Success Requires Greater Ambition

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a joint press conference with Yun Byung-se, South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, at the State Department in Washington, DC on April 2, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society D.C. Director Matt Stumpf says Secretary of State John Kerry would do well to focus on bringing a "fresh, positive vision" for U.S.-Asia relations when he visits the region later this week.

Sequestering America's Pacific Century

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) discusses sequestration as (L-R) Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) listen on February 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Asia Society Washington, D.C., Director Matt Stumpf says change is rapid in Asia, and it won’t wait for American politicians who can't make spending decisions.

On Feb. 21, Bangladeshis Have Good Cause to Celebrate Int'l Mother Language Day

A Bangladeshi art student paints on a wall in front of the Shahid Minar in preparation for Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day in Dhaka on Feb. 20, 2012. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

This Thursday, a nationwide celebration for Bangladesh takes on worldwide significance in the struggle to preserve native languages.

Video: Emotions Run High As Activist is Slain in Bangladesh

As protestors in Bangladesh continue to call for a 1971 Liberation War criminal to receive the death penalty, opponents slew an activist behind the Shahbag protest in Dhaka. People leave messages next to a picture of slain activist Ahmed Rajib Haider Shuvo on Facebook.

As protestors in Bangladesh's capital continue to rally for capital punishment of a 1971 Liberation War criminal, opponents retaliate by slaying an activist blogger.

Photos: Across Generations, Bangladeshis Unite to Demand a Death Sentence

Protestors in the Shahbag area in Dhaka, Bangladesh arrange lit candles to form the number 71 in Bangla, signifying the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. (Naorose Bin Ali)

After a week of protests in Bangladesh calling for the death of a 1971 war criminal, we take a look at the history that motivates thousands of people to demand capital punishment.

Photo of the Day: One Billion Rising in Bangladesh

School girls form a human chain as they participate in a One Billion Rising rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 14, 2013. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

School girls form a human chain as they participate in a One Billion Rising rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 14, 2013. The one-day event called for one billion women around the world to walk away from their homes, businesses, and jobs, and join together in a show of collective strength. The word 'billion' refers to the one billion women who are survivors of abuse. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society's Young Leaders Build a Movement at Dhaka Summit

Adnan Malik speaks at the Asia 21 Young Leaders Program Summit in December, 2012. (Asia Society)

Asia Society's Tom Nagorski shares his firsthand impressions of the remarkable "leadership stories" he heard at the 2012 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh last month.

Education Crusader and Asia 21 Young Leader Humaira Bachal Featured on NPR

Humaira Bachal asks a question at the Asia 21 Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in December 2012. (Asia Society)

25-year-old Humaira Bachal is grabbing attention worldwide with her fight for equal access to education in Pakistan.

Interview: Translator Gives Urdu Literary Classic 'Basti' a Passport Into English

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As Intizar Husain's 1979 novel gets its first American publication, Asia Society talks with scholar and translator Frances Pritchett about the difficulties involved in rendering it into English.

13 Predictions for Asia in 2013

North Korean performers sit beneath a screen showing images of leader Kim Jong-Un at a theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 16, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offers his predictions on Asia for the year to come — but he'd "be surprised if any of them came true."