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Slideshow: What's On the Ramadan Iftar Menu in Asia?

Kueh lapis is a layered glutinous steamed cake that is abundant all over Singapore. (multheme/Flickr)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

During the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims break the fast with iftar, an evening meal taken after sunset. We take a look at some of the dishes typically served in different parts of Asia.

Video: US Defense Official on 'Walking the Walk' and America's Pivot to Asia

United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter at Asia Society New York on August 1, 2012.
Policy

United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter justifies America's "strategic rebalance" as essential for continued stability in the Asia Pacific region.

Rao: US-India Partnership Aids Both Countries and Global Peace

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) shakes hands with then-Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao (R) in New Delhi on July 18, 2011. Rao is now India's Ambassador to the United States. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In a wide-ranging speech at Asia Society Washington Center, India's Ambassador to the United States calls the India-U.S. partnership "full of hope, promise and opportunities for the benefit our two peoples."

Web Reactions: In China, Local Citizens Baffled by Outsourced Officers

Lifestyle

Residents of Hefei, in eastern China, were recently surprised to see foreign chengguan (城管), or "urban management officers," on the streets of their city.

Asia Society's Young Afghan Leaders Take Position on Afghanistan's Future

An Afghan child peers around a door as U.S. Marines conduct a route assessment near Helmand River Valley in Nawa-I-Barakzayi District, Afghanistan on April 27, 2012. (Lance Cpl. Alexander Quiles/U.S. Marine Corps Official Page/Flickr)
Policy

Asia Society's Young Afghan Leaders Initiative releases its position paper reflecting the common person's yearning for Afghanistan's development prior to the upcoming Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan.

Experts: Self-Critical Pentagon Report Demonstrates Limits of Military Action

A soldier with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Redhorse scans a nearby hilltop during a search of the Qual-e Jala village, Afghanistan. (The U.S. Army/Flickr)
Policy

Asia Society experts reflect on the draft Pentagon report outlining key lessons from a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

US Ambassador: Downgrade Would be 'Setback to India's Hopes to Grow'

Multimedia

Standard & Poor's possible downgrade of India's investment status "reflects some of the current problems India is having," U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy Powell said Friday at Asia Society Studios in New York. 

For Western Press, Afghanistan's Heritage Takes a Backseat to Business

Workers excavate a 2,000-year-old archaeological site discovered in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan in August 2010. (Joanie Meharry)
Arts

The Wall Street Journal glosses over the cultural significance of a 2,000-year-old site that sits alongside a copper mine in Afghanistan.

Interview: The Story Behind 'Poetry of the Taliban'

A young Afghan boy smells a flower in the Oshay Bazaar, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, April 26, 2011. (DVIDSHUB/Flickr)
Arts

Two Kandahar-based researchers have complied an anthology of poems by the Afghan Taliban exploring a wide range of themes from "unrequited love and bloody vengeance" to "religion and nationalism, even a desire for non-violence."

US Officials Announce Plans for the US-India Strategic Dialogue

Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake makes remarks to the U.S.-India World Affairs Institute in Washington, D.C., on June 4, 2012. (Stella Park/Asia Society)
Policy

Major gains for both the Indian and the American people are visible, not just on the horizon, but now, writes Matt Stumpf.