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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.

Book Excerpt: 'Patriot of Persia' by Christopher de Bellaigue

Picture dated 20 November 1953 of Iranian ex-Premier Mohammed Mossadegh using his hand to make a point during one of his frequent interruptions of court proceedings in Tehran's military tribunal, trying him for treason. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Read the prologue from the new book about former Iranian prime minister Muhammad Mossadegh. Author Christopher de Bellaigue will appear at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, May 15.

Photo of the Day: The Tehran Version of Street Art

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Outside an art gallery in Tehran, Iran on March 30, 2012. (Ariel López /Flickr)

Former Secretary of State Speaks Candidly About Asian Policy Hotspots [Videos]

Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III in Houston on Thursday, April 12, two days before the grand opening of the Asia Society Texas Center. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Policy

James A. Baker III spoke to an Asia Society audience in Houston about China, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the "Asian Century."

President Obama May Not Bluff, But He Needs to Engage Iran

Anti-war demonstrators shout slogans as seen from the motorcade of US President Barack Obama as he is leaving after speaking during the AIPAC Policy Conference at the Washington Convention Center on March 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

It is now time for Washington to match its pressure tactics with an equally aggressive diplomatic strategy with Iran, writes Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio.

Gallup: Americans Like China Less Now Than They Did a Year Ago

(Flickr/Brent Finnegan)
Lifestyle

Several Asian nations held up the rear of a Gallup poll released yesterday measuring Americans' favorability toward foreign countries.

2011: On the U.S. Campaign Trail, a Deficit of Diplomacy

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain made headlines for the wrong reasons with his
Policy

The U.S. presidential campaign heated up in 2011, as Americans ready themselves to vote in November 2012. While the current fiscal environment demands candidates focus on domestic economic challenges and solutions, in our interdependent world, foreign policy has to take a top spot on the list of presidential priorities. Unfortunately, election season is rife with fire and brimstone foreign policy rhetoric, attempting to engage voters at the detriment of diplomacy.

Video: Mousavian and Pickering on Search for US-Iran 'Common Interests'

L to R: Suzanne DiMaggio, Hossein Mousavian and Thomas Pickering at Asia Society New York on Dec. 13, 2011.
Policy

Asia Society brought together Ambassador Hossein Mousavian, Iran's former lead nuclear negotiator, and Ambassador Thomas Pickering, former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, on Tuesday night for a discussion on the future of U.S.-Iran relations, covering a range of issues from Iran's nuclear program to prospects for bilateral engagement.

Photo, Video and Tweets from the Raid on the UK Embassy in Tehran

A man holds a poster featuring American actors John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in a scene from the film 'Pulp Fiction' following a break in at the British Embassy on November 29, 2011 in Tehran, Iran. (FarsNews/Getty Images)
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Dozens of Iranian students screaming "death to England!" stormed the British embassy compound in Tehran on Tuesday after Iran downgraded diplomatic relations with the U.K. Check out this Pulp Fiction photo, a video from the raid and tweets from today's events.

Photo of the Day: Ronaldo in Iran

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Posters of Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo for sale by the side of a road in Isfahan, Iran, November 5, 2011. (Grumbler /Flickr)