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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.

US, Pakistan Row Over Border Crossing Reveals 'Outstanding Problems' [Video]

L to R: Hassan Abbas, Brian Katulis and Ahmed Rashid (on monitor) on Al Jazeera on May 22, 2012.
Policy

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says the U.S. and Pakistan disagreement over a NATO border crossing reveals an ongoing power struggle in Pakistan between civilian and military leadership.

Are Chinese Miners Destroying a 2,000-Year-Old Buddhist Site in Afghanistan? [Images]

A gold-plated seated Buddha overlooks the China Metallurgical Group Corporation mine. (Brent Huffman)
Multimedia

While working on a documentary film about a Chinese mining company in Afghanistan, Brent Huffman got caught up in the saga of a 2,000 year-old Buddhist site on the brink of destruction.

Rashid: Coverage of Osama bin Laden's Death 'Never Objective' in US or Pakistan [Video]

U.S. television coverage following the death of Osama bin Laden.
Policy

Pakistan on the Brink author Ahmed Rashid features in a new video produced by students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism entitled Dueling Narratives: The Death of Osama bin Laden in U.S. and Pakistani Media.

Photos: The 10 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Asia

This set of ruins in Taxila, Pakistan has been named one of Global Heritage Fund's 10 most endangered heritage sites in Asia. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

In pictures: Global Heritage Fund's 10 most endangered locations in Asia, under threat due to factors ranging from war to overdevelopment.

Former Secretary of State Speaks Candidly About Asian Policy Hotspots [Videos]

Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III in Houston on Thursday, April 12, two days before the grand opening of the Asia Society Texas Center. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Policy

James A. Baker III spoke to an Asia Society audience in Houston about China, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the "Asian Century."

Photos/Video: Desperately Seeking Spirituality in Lahore

The faithful come in all forms in a Lahore shrine dedicated to a Sufi saint. (Usman Malik)
Multimedia

Photographer Usman Malik captures a side of Pakistani culture that many urban English-speaking Pakistanis are unfamiliar with.

Interview: Vali Nasr on Revisiting US Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Vali Nasr, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University and former advisor to Richard Holbrooke. (Vali Nasr/Flickr)
Policy

Whether the U.S. agrees or not, argues Vali Nasr, "Pakistan more than any other country will decide the fate of Afghanistan."