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Interview: Are US Companies Better at Operating in Asia Than Asian Ones?

Telstra Global's Tom Homer discusses what it takes to be an
Business

A report commission by Australian media firm Telstra suggests that over the last three years, U.S.-headquartered companies operating in Asia have been more successful than Asian companies.

Photo of the Day: Casting a Net in Myanmar

A fisherman throws his net into the water at Inle Lake, Myanmar on March 7, 2014. (Basil Strahm/Flickr)

A fisherman throws his net into the water at Inle Lake, Myanmar on March 7, 2014. (Basil Strahm/Flickr)

India Election: Deciphering the Foreign Policies of BJP and Congress

An Indian man pauses after voting at a polling station on April 17, 2014 in the Jodhpur District in the desert state of Rajasthan, India. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Policy

Tridivesh Singh Maini, a participant in Asia Society's India-Pakistan Young Leaders Initiative, explores what the campaign rhetoric from India's major political parties tells us about their approach to international relations.

Photo of the Day: A Canopy of Blossoms in Japan

A path is canopied by cherry blossom branches laden with flowers in Tokyo, Japan on April 4, 2014. (Sach.S/Flickr)
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A path is canopied by cherry blossom branches laden with flowers in Tokyo, Japan on April 4, 2014. (Sach.S/Flickr)

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)
Policy

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

Can Women Affect the Outcome of India's Elections?

Shown here on February 6, 2014, Indian Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy is a co-author of the six-point Womanifesto 2014 document. (Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In the midst of India's national election, Asia Society's President Emerita sees hope for the country's women in the new six-point manifesto released by a group of prominent activists.

Photo of the Day: Celebrating the Birthday of a God in India

A Hindu devotee dressed as a deity, in preparations to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, in New Delhi, India on April 15, 2014. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Hindu devotee dressed as a deity, in preparations to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, in New Delhi, India on April 15, 2014. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

Cultural Diplomacy with US Sends Crucial Message to Afghanistan's Young People

Rada Akbar,
ArtsCurrent Affairs

A regular, sustained exchange of ideas and values would signal to Afghan youth that this time, the U.S. isn't about to forget them.

Asia Society Online Looking for Summer 2014 Interns

Check out these exciting Summer 2014 internship opportunities with the online team at Asia Society's New York headquarters.
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Check out these exciting Summer 2014 internship opportunities with the online team at Asia Society's New York headquarters.

Photo of the Day: A Sea of Revelers in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi revelers march during a rally in celebration of the Bengali New Year, or Pohela Boishakh, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 14, 2014.(Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
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Bangladeshi revelers march during a rally in celebration of the Bengali New Year, or Pohela Boishakh, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 14, 2014.(Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)