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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.

Sequestering America's Pacific Century

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) discusses sequestration as (L-R) Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) listen on February 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Washington, D.C., Director Matt Stumpf says change is rapid in Asia, and it won’t wait for American politicians who can't make spending decisions.

'Unprecedented' Conversation Yields Proposals for US-Iran Negotiations

L to R: David Ignatius, Amb. Mohammad Khazaee, and Amb. Thomas Pickering at Asia Society New York on Feb. 20, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee, and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering discuss breaking the nuclear impasse and the future of U.S.-Iran relations.

Video: Mohammad Khazaee, Thomas Pickering Discuss Future of US-Iran Relations

Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee (L) and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering at Asia Society in New York on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
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Iran's highest-ranking official in the United States, Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee, and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering discuss Iran’s nuclear program, Syria, Afghanistan, and the future of U.S.-Iran relations at Asia Society in New York.

A Former US Ambassador's Advice on How to Work With Pakistan

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari meets with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, January 2010. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Cameron Munter, U.S. envoy to Pakistan from 2010-12, says, "Now is not the time to turn away from Pakistan, despite the frustrations of recent years."

Photo of the Day: Music from Kabul Reaches America

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music visited the U.S. Department of State to perform traditional Afghan music on February 4, 2013. (U.S. Dept of State: South and Central Asia/ Flickr)
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The Afghanistan National Institute of Music visited the U.S. Department of State to perform traditional Afghan music on February 4, 2013. (U.S. Dept of State: South and Central Asia/ Flickr)