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US, Pakistan Row Over Border Crossing Reveals 'Outstanding Problems' [Video]

L to R: Hassan Abbas, Brian Katulis and Ahmed Rashid (on monitor) on Al Jazeera on May 22, 2012.
Policy

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says the U.S. and Pakistan disagreement over a NATO border crossing reveals an ongoing power struggle in Pakistan between civilian and military leadership.

Are Chinese Miners Destroying a 2,000-Year-Old Buddhist Site in Afghanistan? [Images]

A gold-plated seated Buddha overlooks the China Metallurgical Group Corporation mine. (Brent Huffman)
Multimedia

While working on a documentary film about a Chinese mining company in Afghanistan, Brent Huffman got caught up in the saga of a 2,000 year-old Buddhist site on the brink of destruction.

Rashid: Coverage of Osama bin Laden's Death 'Never Objective' in US or Pakistan [Video]

U.S. television coverage following the death of Osama bin Laden.
Policy

Pakistan on the Brink author Ahmed Rashid features in a new video produced by students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism entitled Dueling Narratives: The Death of Osama bin Laden in U.S. and Pakistani Media.

Photos: The 10 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Asia

This set of ruins in Taxila, Pakistan has been named one of Global Heritage Fund's 10 most endangered heritage sites in Asia. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

In pictures: Global Heritage Fund's 10 most endangered locations in Asia, under threat due to factors ranging from war to overdevelopment.

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."

Photos/Video: Desperately Seeking Spirituality in Lahore

The faithful come in all forms in a Lahore shrine dedicated to a Sufi saint. (Usman Malik)
Multimedia

Photographer Usman Malik captures a side of Pakistani culture that many urban English-speaking Pakistanis are unfamiliar with.

Interview: Vali Nasr on Revisiting US Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Vali Nasr, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University and former advisor to Richard Holbrooke. (Vali Nasr/Flickr)
Policy

Whether the U.S. agrees or not, argues Vali Nasr, "Pakistan more than any other country will decide the fate of Afghanistan."

Oz Prize Finalists Talk War in Afghanistan, Reform in Myanmar, and Chinese Stocks

Journalists at work in Hoi An, Vietnam. (Espen Faugstad/Flickr)
Policy

Asia Society's six finalists for the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia give insights into their nominated reports. The winner will be announced next month.

Ahmed Rashid: Afghan Taliban Don't See India as Their Enemy

Policy

A veteran observer of the Afghan Taliban argues that they're moderating their outlook ahead of likely ceasefire negotiations with the United States.

Interview: Ahmed Rashid on the Road to Reconciliation in Afghanistan

Ahmed Rashid, author of Pakistan on the Brink. (Ahmed Rashid)
Policy

Leading Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid outlines what needs to happen for any kind of peaceful future to become possible in Afghanistan.