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Three Asia Society projects honored in 15th Annual Webby Awards

Lifestyle

The China Boom Project, Homeland Afghanistan and Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool were all Official Honorees in the Oscars of the internet.

Abdullah Abdullah: 'Current Government in Afghanistan' US's Main Challenge

Abdullah Abdullah. (Shah Marrai/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow and former Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah spoke at the Asia Society in Washington, DC, on Monday, April 11, 2011.

George Packer Chosen to Write Bio of Richard Holbrooke

Former Asia Society Chairman Richard Holbrooke, shown here at a press conference in Brussels in October 2010. (Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Packer's book on Richard Holbrooke will also be a history of American foreign policy over the past 50 years. 

Aussie PM Gillard Wows Washington with Football, Tears, History

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses the US Congress in Washington on Mar. 9, 2011. Seated behind Gillard are US Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) (R), and President Pro Tempore, and Speaker of the House John Boehner. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Nothing much new was expected to come from the first visit to Washington, DC by Australia's first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. And nothing new really did.

Raymond Davis: A 'Disaster' for US-Pakistan Relations

Pakistani police escort arrested US national Raymond Davis (C) to a court in Lahore on Jan. 28, 2011. On Feb. 17 a Pakistan court adjourned until Mar. 14, without ruling whether the CIA employee accused by police of murdering two men qualifies for diplomatic immunity. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

As the Raymond Davis case drags on, a serious and urgent review of US-Pakistan relations is in order—on both sides.

New US Envoy Heads to Pakistan and Afghanistan

Policy An outline of some of the challenges facing the late Richard Holbrooke's successor.

Live Webcast: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Asia Society

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will appear live on AsiaSociety.org/Live on Friday, Feb. 18 at 1:00 pm ET. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Policy

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will speak at Asia Society in New York this Friday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. Join the discussion online.

UPDATE: Afghan Buddhist Site to be Spared Destruction

A statue, possibly of the Buddha, recovered at Mes Aynak where an international team of Afghan and French archaeologists are working to secure the site. (Joannie Meharry)
Arts

A new agreement by the Afghan government seeks to preserve the Buddhist archaeological site of Mes Aynak.

Asia Heeds Lessons from Egypt and Tunisia

Egyptian protestors hold their national flag during demonstration in Cairo on January 25, 2011 demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak (Al Jazeera).
Policy

Asia Society experts Jamie Metzl Philip Shishkin discuss demonstrations in Egypt and lessons for Asia. 

Asia Stars in Obama's State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama delivering the State of the Union address on Jan. 25, 2011. (Whitehouse.gov)
Policy

The President's address proves Asia is very much on Americans' minds these days.