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Interview: Curtis S. Chin Explains What to Expect from a China-Led APEC Summit

Leaders of the 21 APEC nations at the 2013 APEC summit in Bali, Indonesia in October 2013. (National Center for APEC)
Policy

Ahead of Asia Society's annual APEC briefing on Jan. 14, the veteran U.S. liaison to Asia's business community argues that too often, "summits of many kinds, APEC or otherwise, are short on significant, substantive success."

Photo of the Day: Majestic Mountains in Nepal

Himalayan peaks tower over a Mt. Everest base camp at Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal on January 13, 2014.
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Himalayan peaks tower over a Mt. Everest base camp at Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal on January 13, 2014. (pat_ong/Flickr)

Interview: Iranian American Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo Acts to Defy Typecasting

Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo at Asia Society New York in 2013.
Arts

The Oscar-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actress reminisces about growing up in Iran, defends her work in the show "24" and enthuses about her role in Jon Stewart's upcoming directorial debut.

Photo of the Day: Dazzling Beads in Hong Kong

A market street full of glittering jewelry stalls awaits customers in Hong Kong on January 1, 2014. (Luca Mascaro/ Flickr)
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A market street full of glittering jewelry stalls awaits customers in Hong Kong on January 1, 2014. (Luca Mascaro/ Flickr)

How Thailand's Suthep Thaugsuban Ran Away With Our Person of the Year Poll

Former Democrat Party MP and anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban addresses a large rally near Government House on December 9, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Rufus Cox/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Bangkok-based journalist Patrick Winn sheds some light on a Thai activist's overwhelming, come-from-behind victory in Asia Society's Asia's Person of the Year reader poll.

Photo of the Day: Selling Dried Goods in Thailand

A shopkeeper is surrounded by her dried goods and wares at an indoor market in Bangkok, Thailand on January 1, 2014. (Tord Sollie/ Flickr)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

A shopkeeper is surrounded by her dried goods and wares at an indoor market in Bangkok, Thailand on January 1, 2014. (Tord Sollie/ Flickr)

Interview: Why Humaira Bachal Fights for Quality Education in Pakistan

Huamaira Bachal at the Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Zhenjiang, China in December 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
Education

Holding firm to her motto — "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it" — the Asia 21 Young Leader explains how, at the age of 12, she decided to dedicate herself to providing children in Pakistan with an education.

Photo of the Day: Pounding Rice Cakes in Japan

A Hello Kitty character pounds rice cakes at the Sanrio Puroland Theme Park in Tokyo, Japan on January 5, 2014. (Tomhohiro Ohtake/Flickr)
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A Hello Kitty character pounds rice cakes at the Sanrio Puroland Theme Park in Tokyo, Japan on January 5, 2014. (Tomhohiro Ohtake/Flickr)

2014: South Asia's Make or Break Year

An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on July 2, 2013. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

2013 was a challenging year for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and this year could define the fate of the region for years to come. The U.S. can enhance stability by pursuing a regional strategy.

Photo of the Day: Floating Market in Indonesia

Women maneuver their produce-laden boats at the Lok Baintain floating market in South Kalimantan, Indonesia on December 31, 2013. (killerturnip/Flickr)
Multimedia

Women maneuver their produce-laden boats at the Lok Baintain floating market in South Kalimantan, Indonesia on December 31, 2013. (killerturnip/Flickr)