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Debating the Roots and Consequences of Islamic Terror

Dr. Dalia Fahmy (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Dalia Fahmy and Shadi Hamid discuss the causes of Islamic terror — and what can be done about it.

Why Trump's Middle East Strategy Is Not a 'Radical Departure' From Obama's

An Iraqi man in Najaf displays his finger to the camera on January 30, 2005 in Najaf, Iraq. The purple dye indicates that he has just voted in Iraq's first elections. (Brent Stirton/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A conversation with Shadi Hamid on the president's Middle East policy, democracy vs. liberalism, and why impeachment talk makes him uncomfortable.

U.S. Secretary of State Nominee Praises China for 'Curtailing Elements of Radical Islam'

Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, testifies during his confirmation hearing before Senate Foreign Relations Committee January 11, 2017. (Alex Wong/Getty)
Current Affairs

Rex Tillerson's remarks at his Senate confirmation hearing are likely to rile Muslim Uighur advocates.

'Eventually There Will Be More Paris-Like Attacks in Southeast Asia'

Indonesian anti-terror policemen transfer one of five men (C) following raids related to terror in Malang on February 21, 2016. (Aman Rochman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Counterterrorism experts discuss how the region can defend itself against threats from groups like ISIS.

From 9/11 to 3/11: How Survivors of Two Disasters Help Each Other Cope

Participants in an exchange between 9/11 and 3/11 survivors pose in Kaisezan Park, Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture with a steel origami crane in 2013. The crane was fashioned from World Trade Center wreckage and presented by the 9/11 Tribute Center on the first outreach trip in 2012. (9/11 Tribute Center)
Current Affairs

Survivors of the September 11 terror attacks in the U.S. and the March 11, 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami have come together and charted new waters in post-trauma recovery.

China, the U.S., and Islamic Terrorism

President Xi Jinping of China and President Barack Obama of the United States meet in the Netherlands in 2014. (U.S. Embassy The Hague/Flickr)
Current AffairsPolicy

Can Beijing and Washington find common ground in fighting Islamic terror?

Podcast: Financing Terror Through 'Cultural Cleansing'

A Syrian policeman patrols Greco-Roman ruins in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, on March 14, 2014, before Islamic State forces seized the city the following year. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In the third episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we’ll look at the destruction and trafficking of antiquities in the Middle East — how it perpetuates terrorism and what can be done to stop it.

Can the World Save Antiquities Under Terrorist Threat?

Asia Society Policy Institute president Kevin Rudd (L) looks on as Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Iraq, discusses antiquities trafficking at Asia Society on Thursday.
Current Affairs

Statesmen, archaeologists, and other experts discuss the trade in priceless artifacts and terrorist financing at a Thursday event at Asia Society.

Before and After: This Is What's Happening to Historic Sites in the Middle East

Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo, Syria. (Aleppo Media Center/Antiquities Coalition)
ArtsCurrent AffairsPolicy

Before-and-after photos offer a glimpse of the recent destruction of historic sites and cultural treasures in the Middle East and Africa.

After Peshawar Attack, Warnings Against Chasing 'Wrong Demons'

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) activists rally for the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, in Lahore on December 21, 2014. Al-Qaeda's regional branch on December 21 said its hearts were 'bursting with pain' over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Two Asia 21 Young Leaders call for major changes following last week’s attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, and warn against solutions that will not “alleviate the threat of future attacks.”