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Japan's Victory: A Triumph Bigger Than the World Cup

Japan's midfielder Homare Sawa celebrates after the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

When Japan's women's soccer team fought back to a close victory against the United States in the World Cup final on Sunday in Germany, it broke a 26-game losing streak against the Americans. But the win was much more than just an underdog sports story, it was also a significant upturn for the nation's collective pride.

Hassina Sherjan: U.S. Needs to Stay in Afghanistan Another '15, 20 Years'

Hassina Sherjan in New York on June 23, 2011.
Policy

Following Obama's troop drawdown timetable, Hassina Sherjan discusses what the U.S. must do before leaving Afghanistan.

Experts: Afghan 'Arab Spring' Would Lead to 'Anarchy and Chaos'

Panelists speaking at Asia Society Southern California's discussion on Afghanistan in Los Angeles on June 21, 2011.
Policy

Asia Society Southern California held a panel discussion Tuesday to discuss the proposed troop drawdown.

Michael O'Hanlon: U.S. Needs 'Another Three Years' in Afghanistan

Policy

The U.S. needs to balance troop withdrawal in a way that doesn't destabilize Afghanistan, says Michael O'Hanlon, who is appearing at the Asia Society in New York this week.

Before the Gold Rush: A Call for Responsible Mining in Afghanistan

A man melts gold to be re-formed as jewelry in a shop in Herat, Afghanistan, on Feb. 27, 2010. Undeveloped gold and other mineral deposits in Afghanistan have the potential to transform its economy. (Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

Simran Sethi discusses the importance of considering society and environment when developing Afghanistan's mining industry.

Interview: Author of Intolerant Indian Calls for 'Conscious Celebration of Diversity'

Muslim women from Indian state of Gujarat shout anti-government slogans during a protest in New Delhi on December 28, 2010 against the discrimination, exclusion and persecution of Muslims. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Veteran Indian journalist Gautam Adhikari will appear at the Asia Society in New York on Thursday, June 2, to discuss his new book, The Intolerant Indian: Why We Must Rediscover A Liberal Space.

Lawsuit in French Court Shows Uzbekistan Mindful of Its Image

Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov addresses UN headquarters in New York on Sept. 20, 2010. A lawsuit currently in French courts reveals Karimov's family to be sensitive about his being referred to as a
Policy

The word "dictator" sets off a fit of pique on an international stage. 

Moeed Yusuf: US 'Can Still Turn Pakistan Around'

South Asia adviser in the U.S. Institute of Peace's Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention <strong>Moeed Yusuf</strong> testifies during a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee May 5, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Pakistan 2020 Study Group member testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on May 5, 2011.

Shyam Saran: US Must Tackle Pakistan's 'Long-Standing Policy of Using Cross-Border Terrorism'

Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations and implications for India at Asia Society New York on May 11, 2011. (5 min., 20 sec.)
Policy

Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations and India's role in the region. 

Video: Peter Bergen Argues Pakistan Too Big to Fail

In New York on May 5, 2011, Peter Bergen reflects on his meeting with Osama bin Laden and discusses the future of al Qaeda with Joe Klein. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images))
Policy

Video: Peter Bergen discusses meeting bin Laden, Al Qaeda and the Middle East protests, Pakistan's role, and the future of Afghanistan at Asia Society.