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5 Questions About Iran's Upcoming Elections

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, seen here during an appearance at Asia Society in 2013, faces voters on May 19. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Voters in the Islamic Republic go to the polls on May 19. Here's a glimpse at the key issues.

Four Elections To Watch in Asia in 2017

 President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 22, 2016 in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Looking ahead at key political events in Iran, South Korea, China, and Hong Kong.

17 Predictions for Asia in 2017

The relationship between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will be one to watch in 2017. (Thomas Peter/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski gazes into his crystal ball.

Iran Deal 'Cannot Be Put on Autopilot'

An Iranian woman walks past a mural on the wall of the former U.S. embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 9, 2016. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

What is the fate of the nuclear deal under a Trump administration? Iran Analyst Ali Vaez weighs in.

Ten Events That Shaped Asia in 2015

Satellite image of the Asian continent. (Visible Earth/NASA)
Current Affairs

From Iran to Nepal and Singapore to Syria, here's how 2015 will be remembered on the world's largest continent.

Podcast: Iran's Political 'Midlife Crisis'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani waves to journalists next to a portrait of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on June 13, 2015. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty)
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In the second episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we'll look at how shifting demographics and political inclinations in Iran led to a historic nuclear deal, and what it might suggest about the country's future.

#TBT: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s Historic 2013 Trip to New York

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks with Asia Society President Josette Sheeran in New York on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stopped by Asia Society in 2013 a month after coming to power. 

The Iran Nuclear Deal: A 'Monumental Outcome,' With a Long Backstory

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif leaves a final press conference of Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria on July 14, 2015. (Samuel Kubani/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

The landmark pact was the product not only of marathon negotiations — it also had roots in efforts begun nearly two decades ago in the so-called "back channels" of global diplomacy.

Watch: Five of Charlie Rose's Top Interviews on Asia

Television journalist Charlie Rose holds the Peabody Award he won for his
Current Affairs

Ahead of the veteran TV journalist's February 17 Asia Society conversation with Kevin Rudd on Asia's future, Asia Blog compiles some of his most memorable interviews with major Asian figures.

Photos: From Basketball Diplomacy to a Super Typhoon, Asia's Year in Pictures

Typhoon Haiyan, better known as Yolanda in the Philippines, touched down on November 11, 2013, the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)
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As the world bids 2013 farewell, we look back at some of the year's most memorable people and events from Asia.