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Interview: Nisid Hajari on the Partition of India and the Lasting India-Pakistan Rivalry

Pakistani Rangers, in black, and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel perform the daily retreat ceremony on the India-Pakistan Border at Wagah on September 17, 2014. (Narinder Nanu/Getty Images)
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Nisid Hajari, author of the new book Midnight’s Furies, discusses how India’s Partition in 1947 continues to affect India-Pakistan relations today. He appears at Asia Society New York on June 16.

Video: Waging Peace in Asia, Because 'No Region Has More to Lose' From War

Members of a new Asia Society Policy Institute commission discuss securing peace in Asia through institutions. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

“We’ve seen the return of geopolitics, the return of contention and competition," says Shivshankar Menon, member of a new Asia Society Policy Institute commission that aims to help strengthen institutions and develop mechanisms for managing tensions and security threats across the Asia-Pacific region.

Book Excerpt: 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition' by Nisid Hajari

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Read an excerpt from Nisid Hajari's new book 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition,' which explores the birth of the India-Pakistan rivalry and seeks to chart the history of the Indian subcontinent’s feuding siblings.

Are Private Police Forces 'Contributing to Violence' in Iraq and Afghanistan?

An Afghan policeman keeps watch as clergy men attend a gathering at the Shahi Doshamshira mosque where an Afghan woman, 27, was beaten to death and her body set alight by a mob, in Kabul on March 26, 2015. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
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In a new Foreign Policy article, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas asks tough questions about privately run police forces in perennially strife-torn locations.

Video: 'At the End of the Day, China Has North Korea's Back'

L to R: Barbara Demick, Hitoshi Tanaka, Evans J.R. Revere, and Victor Cha discuss security in Northeast Asia (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Panelists with expertise on Northeast Asia discuss relationships in the region and what security threats have arisen from North Korea and other issues.

Video: Kevin Rudd on How the US and China Are Correcting Their Trust Deficit


The incoming Asia Society Policy Institute president said he believes U.S. and Chinese leaders have established “the beginnings of a framework” to manage difficult elements of the U.S.-China relationship while advancing shared interests.

How China's Security Commission Can Manage Crises By Learning from the Past

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (2L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping (3rd L) during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People April 9, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Matt Stumpf, Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Washington office, proposes five practices to make the commission more effective.

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)

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.

Nuclear Deal With Iran Could Lead to Broader U.S.-Iran Dialogue, Say Experts

Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian (center) speaks with former U.S. nuclear negotiator Robert Einhorn during an event at Asia Society on December 17, 2013. (Kenji Takigami)

Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian and Asia Society’s Suzanne DiMaggio offered their views on the interim nuclear agreement between the P5+1 countries and Iran and on the prospects ahead for U.S.-Iran relations.

Iran, US Experts Call Nuclear Deal a 'Breakthrough' – to an Uncertain Future

L to R: Thomas R. Pickering, Hossein Mousavian, Robert Einhorn and George Stephanopolous at Asia Society New York on December 17, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)

Former Iranian and U.S. diplomats said Tuesday that the interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations has created an opportunity for cooperation on other regional challenges.