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Growing Catastrophe in Pakistan

US Army Staff Sargeant Matthew Kingsbury (R) from Bravo Company 2/3 Aviation and Pakistani soldiers sit on the cargo bay ramp of a CH-47 heavy-lift helicopter while looking down at a flooded area while in flight over Swat Valley on August 10, 2010. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

As Pakistan comes to grips with its worst floods in living memory, the UN is set to launch an appeal to help victims.

Asia Society Panel to Discuss the Future of Afghan Women

A burqa-clad Afghan woman walks on a street in Kabul on August 10, 2010. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

The Asia Society in Northern California will host a discussion on the challenges that women face in both Afghanistan and South Asia.

Photo of the Day: Afghan Harvest

Bamiyan stands in a valleyon the former Silk Road.
Lifestyle

Bamiyan stands in a valley stretching 100 km. through central Afghanistan, on the former Silk Road that once linked China with Central Asia and beyond.

WikiLeaks and Afghanistan: The Fallout Continues

US soldiers patrol in the Dand district of Kandahar Province on July 26, 2010, a day after leaked documents laid bare the civilian toll of the US-led war. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The United States war effort in Afghanistan was roiled over the weekend by the WikiLeaks release of 75,000 official military documents pertaining to the war, which add up to a far more dire portrait than the Obama and Bush administrations had ever made public.

General Kayani Stays

Pakistani army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani takes his seat for the official oath-taking ceremony of new prime minister, Yusuf Raza Gillani, at the Presidency on March 25, 2008, in Islamabad, Pakistan. This month, Kayani has been granted a three-year extension as Army Chief by Gillani. (Photo Warrick Page/Getty Images)
Policy In a timely though perhaps surprising move, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani announced on July 23 the extension of army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's term for another three years.

Afghanistan's Tough Road Ahead

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks to the media at the Presidential palace on September 17, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

On July 20, European, American, and other foreign leaders met in Kabul to renew their dedication to the success of Afghanistan. While the cause is a good one, it will be easier said than done for Afghan forces to take charge of their own security.

Pakistan Bristles at US Call to 'Do More'

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi as she arrives for a bilateral meeting with him at the Pakistani Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on July 19, 2010. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Secretary Clinton's recent visit to Pakistan was less hostile and generally more promising than her last. Still, relations between the two nations remain complicated and not everyone is pleased with the outcome of Clinton's visit.

Flournoy: US-India Relationship is Mature

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy (DoD Photo/Cherie Cullen)
Policy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy, spoke on India-U.S. relations at an Asia Society program at the Army/Navy Club in Washington, DC., July 1, 2010.

NATO Airfield Attacked

BALA MURGHAB, BADGHIS PROVINCE - JUNE 30: Afghan Army soldiers and National Police members survey a valley from a hill during an early-morning informational mission. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Policy On Wednesday morning, Taliban insurgents launched a series of failed attacks on the NATO air base in the eastern city of Jalalabad, just along the Afghanistan and Pakistan border.

The Dietary Culture of Asia

Food & Recipes

by Naomichi Ishige
Professor of Anthropology at Osaka's Museum of Ethnology
Translated by Thomas A. Steele


"What bad manners you have! Don't eat with your fingers, use your chopsticks!" For many a child in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, this parent's reprimand is one of the first lessons in social manners. For each of these ethnic groups, putting food in your mouth with your fingers is viewed as an ill-mannered, rather animal-like act.