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Scorecard: What Was Predicted for Asia's 2013 — and What Actually Happened

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shown here reviewing a military parade in Pyongyang on July 27, could be waving goodbye to hopes from the international community that he would
Lifestyle

A year ago, Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offered his predictions on Asia for the year ahead. How many of them came true?

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.

Iran, US Experts Call Nuclear Deal a 'Breakthrough' – to an Uncertain Future

L to R: Thomas R. Pickering, Hossein Mousavian, Robert Einhorn and George Stephanopolous at Asia Society New York on December 17, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Policy

Former Iranian and U.S. diplomats said Tuesday that the interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations has created an opportunity for cooperation on other regional challenges.

24 Rare 1960s and 70s Photos From Iran's Official Tourism Office

A tea-house in 1970s Tehran.
Lifestyle

We sorted through several boxes of official tourism slides taken in Iran during the 1960s and 70s — and we've reproduced two dozen of our favorites in this gallery.

Political Opposition Complicates Iran Nuclear Negotiations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol before testifying to the Senate Banking and Urban Affairs Committee in Washington, DC on Nov. 13, 2013. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Policy

The interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations is facing domestic criticism in Iran and the United States. Panel discussion on U.S.-Iranian relations at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, December 18.

Interview: New Iranian American Anthology Sets Off Literary 'Tremors'

Anita Amirrezvani (L) and Persis Karim (R), co-editors of
Arts

"Good writing doesn't let anybody off the hook," say Anita Amirrezvani and Persis Karim of their new anthology of Iranian American fiction. In-person appearances at Asia Society New York Wednesday, December 4.

Book Excerpt: 'Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers'

Arts

Two Iranian expats bond over a love of American country-and-western music. But what happens when one of them starts to make it? Author appearance at Asia Society New York on December 4, 2013.

Asia Society's DiMaggio Calls Iranian Nuclear Deal a 'Significant Win for Diplomacy'

Iranian newspapers headlining the deal made with major powers over Iran's nuclear program are displayed outside a Tehran kiosk on Nov. 25, 2013. Most Iranian newspapers hailed the deal, attributing its relatively swift success to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (top left). (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Following the announcement of a six-month agreement concerning Iran's nuclear program, Asia Society Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio explains what made the deal possible.

Should the US Ease Sanctions on Iran? Myanmar Offers Some Lessons

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L), European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (C ) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2ndR) wait prior to a meeting on November 9, 2013, on the third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

There's debate over sanctions relief to Iran ahead of more nuclear talks in Geneva. But are sanctions effective? Suzanne DiMaggio writes for the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” about how sanctions affected the reform process in Myanmar.

Elizabeth Taylor's 1976 Trip to Iran, in Pictures

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Photographer Firooz Zahedi reminisces about capturing a whimsical side of actress Elizabeth Taylor during their 1976 trip to Iran.