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24 Rare 1960s and 70s Photos From Iran's Official Tourism Office

A tea-house in 1970s Tehran.
Lifestyle

We sorted through several boxes of official tourism slides taken in Iran during the 1960s and 70s — and we've reproduced two dozen of our favorites in this gallery.

Interview: Author Pankaj Mishra on the Modernization of Asia

Pankaj Mishra (R), author of
Policy

"I don't think the problems of Asia today can be posed, let alone solved, through an East-versus-West binary," says the winner of an honorable mention in Asia Society's 2013 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.

Photo of the Day: Shaded Bliss in Palau

A fisherman takes a break in the shade in Rock Islands, Palau on November 20, 2013. (Etoshas Pfanne/Flickr)
Multimedia

A fisherman takes a break in the shade in Rock Islands, Palau on November 20, 2013. (Etoshas Pfanne/Flickr)

Political Opposition Complicates Iran Nuclear Negotiations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol before testifying to the Senate Banking and Urban Affairs Committee in Washington, DC on Nov. 13, 2013. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Policy

The interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations is facing domestic criticism in Iran and the United States. Panel discussion on U.S.-Iranian relations at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, December 18.

Photo of the Day: Dancing in Vanuatu

Melanesian children participate in a traditional tribal dance in Tafea, Vanuatu on November 10, 2013. (Thomas Ballandras/Flickr)
Multimedia

Melanesian children participate in a traditional tribal dance in Tafea, Vanuatu on November 10, 2013. (Thomas Ballandras/Flickr)

Are American Palates Turning Japanese?

Customers studying a menu at a Japanese restaurant. (christophe HUE/flickr)
Arts

In New York City, culinary crazes come and go every season, but the (re)discovery of Japan seems here to stay — and "The Ramen Burger Effect" takes hold at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, December 18.

Photo of the Day: Glowing in Taiwan

Liberty Square, as seen from the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, glows in the night in Taipei, Taiwan on November 23, 2013. (Frank Meier/Flickr)
Multimedia

Liberty Square, as seen from the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, glows in the night in Taipei, Taiwan on November 23, 2013. (Frank Meier/Flickr)

Meet the Group of Asian Young Leaders Putting 'Passion Into Action'

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski (middle row, R) welcomes the crowd at the 2013 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Zhenjiang, China, on Dec. 6, 2013. (Asia Society)
Education

Reporting from China, Asia Society Vice President Tom Nagorski reports on some of the many powerful moments in a three-day gathering aimed at bringing great minds and talent together to tackle issues across the Asia Pacific.

Photo of the Day: Crystal Clear in Indonesia

A boardwalk takes visitors over crystal clear waters in Indonesia on November 10, 2013. (Stephen Boak/Flickr)
Multimedia

A boardwalk takes visitors over crystal clear waters in Indonesia on November 10, 2013. (Stephen Boak/Flickr)

Live from New York, on Your Computer, a Musical Convergence from Iran and Syria

L to R: Sound: The Encounter is Basel Rajoub (standing), Naghib Shanbehzadeh and Saeid Shanbehzadeh. (Sebastian Schutyser/Aga Khan Music Initiative)
Arts

Asia Society New York's December 7 concert with these multi-talented multi-instrumentalists is sold-out, but music fans all over the world can catch a free live webcast on AsiaSociety.org.