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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.

What Happened to Pakistan's Super-Spy?

A video received by Flashpoint Global Partners in July 2010 showed Colonel Sultan Amir Tarar reading a message at the behest of his Pakistani Taliban captors. (http://www.flashpoint-intel.com/)
Policy

A mentor to the Afghan Taliban falls victim to a new generation of extremists.

Photo of the Day: Getting His Goat, Afghan-Style

Lifestyle

Afghan horsemen compete in the traditional game of Buzkashi, the national sport of Afghanistan which means "goat grabbing."

Photo of the Day: A Photo-Op for a Young Afghan

Policy

An Afghan child stands near US soldiers from Alpha Troop 1-75 Cavalry 2nd Brigade 101st Airborne Division leaving the Siah Choy village during a foot patrol in Zari district of Kandahar province on December 21, 2010.