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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)
Lifestyle

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."

Interview: Hamid Dabashi Navigates 1400 Years of Persian Literary Tradition

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Arts

The Columbia University scholar discusses the theories of "literary humanism" advanced in his new book. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, November 29.

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.

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."

Slideshow: What's On the Ramadan Iftar Menu in Asia?

Kueh lapis is a layered glutinous steamed cake that is abundant all over Singapore. (multheme/Flickr)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

During the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims break the fast with iftar, an evening meal taken after sunset. We take a look at some of the dishes typically served in different parts of Asia.

Photo of the Day: A Moment of Pause in Post-Earthquake Iran

A man squats in the wreckage of his home in Baje-Baj, Iran after twin earthquakes hit the country's northwestern region on August 11, 2012. (Atta Kenare/Getty Images)
Multimedia

A man squats in the wreckage of his home in Baje-Baj, Iran after twin earthquakes hit the country's northwestern region on August 11, 2012. (Atta Kenare/Getty Images)

Gallery: Kimia Ferdowsi Kline Gets Back to the Garden in 'Chahar Baagh' Paintings

'Chahar Baagh' (2011), 12
Arts

Inspired by a recent stay in India, Iranian-American artist Kimia Ferdowsi Kline unveils her Mughal garden paintings this week in Nashville, TN.

Experts: Self-Critical Pentagon Report Demonstrates Limits of Military Action

A soldier with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Redhorse scans a nearby hilltop during a search of the Qual-e Jala village, Afghanistan. (The U.S. Army/Flickr)
Policy

Asia Society experts reflect on the draft Pentagon report outlining key lessons from a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Photo of the Day: Under the Bridge in Isfahan

Multimedia

Si-o-se Pol or the 33 Bridge in Isfahan, Iran on April 13, 2012. (froderamone/Flickr)

Video: Revisiting the 1953 Iranian Coup with Christopher de Bellaigue

Author Christopher de Bellaigue at Asia Society New York on May 15, 2012.
Policy

Christopher de Bellaigue discusses the American- and British-backed August 1953 coup in Iran and its far-reaching effects on the Iranian psyche.