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Asia Society Names Josette Sheeran New President


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)
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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'

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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)

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

In US Asia Policy, Great Success Requires Greater Ambition

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a joint press conference with Yun Byung-se, South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, at the State Department in Washington, DC on April 2, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society D.C. Director Matt Stumpf says Secretary of State John Kerry would do well to focus on bringing a "fresh, positive vision" for U.S.-Asia relations when he visits the region later this week.

Are Drone Strikes Killing Terrorists or Creating Them?

Pakistani demonstrators shout anti-US slogans during a protest in Multan on January 8, 2013, against the drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas. (S.S Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)

After the publication of an interactive website visualizing drone strikes in Pakistan, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas analyzes the difficulty of assessing whether drone strikes are actually an effective terror-fighting tool.

To Be 'All In' on Asia, US Must Manage Crises and Leverage New Opportunities

Thomas Donilon, National Security Advisor to President Obama, speaks at Asia Society in New York on March 11, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

With confirmation that the United States is serious about its "rebalancing toward Asia," Matt Stumpf offers ideas on how to craft a positive vision for U.S. relations in the region.

Donilon: US Not 'Containing China' or Dictating Terms With Asia Rebalance

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

Highlights from National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon's appearance at Asia Society in New York on Monday, March 11, 2013.

Asia Must 'Seize the Momentum' of International Women's Day

Girls attending school in Afghanistan. (Asian Development Bank/flickr)

In the fast-changing Asia-Pacific region, dramatic improvements in women's rights have taken place. But many challenges still remain.

Hassan Abbas: Sectarian Violence in Pakistan Result of 'Bigotry, Ignorance'

Pakistani Shiite Muslims carry a coffin during the funeral procession of bomb blast victims in Karachi on March 4, 2013. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)

In an interview with World Politics Review, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas discusses the reasons behind the recent wave of ethnic violence in Pakistan.