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Interview: Mother, Daughter Preserve Art Form in One of World's Most Volatile Places

Peshawar-based company LEL works to preserve pietra dura, the art of handcrafted stone inlay, adhering to ancient techniques but with contemporary innovations. Above: Iznik filigree tabletop. (Omer Gilani@Happa Studio)
Arts

Together with their team of Afghan and Pushtun artisans, Peshawar-based entrepreneurs Farhana and Meherunnisa Asad are preserving a decorative art that had been slowly petering out.

Biden 'Reaffirms' a US-India Relationship in Need of Stoking

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (C) interacts with students during a visit to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai on July 25, 2013. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Pramit Pal Chaudhuri reports from India on U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's attempt to strengthen ties with a crucial ally in Asia.

Interview: 'Spice Spoon' Blogger Samples Pakistani, Afghan and Iranian Cooking

Chicken kebab sliders with mint aïoli, one of the many delicacies highlighted on Shayma Saadat's blog
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Toronto-based writer and photographer Shayma Saadat draws on her mixed heritage to cook up an award-winning "food memoir" blog.

Photo of the Day: Young Nomad Looks for Plastic in Afghanistan

A young nomad girl looks on as she searches amongst the garbage for iron and plastic items to sell in Ghazni, Afghanistan on May 28, 2013. (Rahmatullah Alizada/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

A young nomad girl looks on as she searches amongst the garbage for iron and plastic items to sell in Ghazni, Afghanistan on May 28, 2013. (Rahmatullah Alizada/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch Outgoing National Security Adviser Tom Donilon's Major Address on Asia

United States National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon speaks at Asia Society New York on March 11, 2013. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Policy

Donilon's March speech at Asia Society New York outlined the Obama administration's Asia-Pacific policy in its second term. He'll be honored at Asia Society's D.C. awards dinner next week.

Interview: Art Activist Hopes to Create 'Magic' with 10,000 Pink Balloons in Kabul

The
Lifestyle

On a surprise Saturday morning, 130 volunteers will distribute thousands of hot pink balloons to people on their way to work in Kabul.

Asia Society Names Josette Sheeran New President

Policy

Today Asia Society announced the appointment of Josette Sheeran, the Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum, as the seventh president and CEO of the institution. Sheeran will assume the office on June 10.

Photos: Bustling Human Traffic Along a 'Mythical' Afghanistan-Pakistan Border

Everyday human traffic at Torkham, the busiest port of entry between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (Suchitra Vijayan)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Suchitra Vijayan's photos capture the bustling human activity at the busiest port of entry between Afghanistan and Pakistan, along "a frontier that at best is a geo-political myth."

Book Excerpt: 'The Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42'

American edition of
Arts

A cautionary tale of 19th-century imperial hubris that still resonates today. In-person appearances by William Dalrymple upcoming at Asia Society New York and Asia Society Northern California.

Central Asia's Energy Market: From Moscow to Beijing

Petroleum tanks owned by Hurricane Kumkol Munai in Chemkent, Kazakhstan. (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
Policy

In the future, competition for energy reserves in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will be between Russia and China — with time being on Beijing's side.