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Photos/Interview: 'Grandmother Power' and the Challenges of an Aging Asia

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Business

With the right infrastructure and the right attitude, says Carolyn Buck-Luce, societies can find benefits in a healthy older population. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Monday, September 30.

Iranian President's Asia Society Appearance As Reported Around the Globe

L to R: President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haas, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and Asia Society President Josette Sheeran in New York on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Policy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's talk and discussion at an Asia Society and Council on Foreign Relations event garnered headlines around the globe as he touched on topics ranging from nuclear talks to freeing prisoners.

Photo of the Day: Pensive in Vietnam

A pensive woman takes a break in Vietnam on September 5, 2013. (Francois Le Minh/Flickr)

A pensive woman takes a break in Vietnam on September 5, 2013. (Francois Le Minh/Flickr)

Complete Text of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's Address to Asia Society

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers remarks at the Hilton Hotel in New York City on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Policy

Click to read the complete English translation of the speech given by Dr. Hassan Rouhani, president of of Iran, on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the Hilton Hotel in New York City.

Video: Iran's President Tells Asia Society 'Sooner the Better' in Resolving Nuclear Issue

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at an Asia Society event on the sidelines of the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 26, 2013. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday that his government would leave "no stone unturned" while seeking a mutually acceptable solution to the nuclear impasse.

Watch: Myanmar's 'Salesman in Chief' Makes His Pitch to US Investors

Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin speaking Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the
Business

Watch Myanmar's foreign minister discuss the "gold rush" in his country, and hear why MTV's founder thinks this is a "historic opportunity."

Photo of the Day: Tranquility in Australia

The Cradle Mountains tower over the tranquil waters of Dove Lake in Tasmania, Australia on September 10, 2013. (Luke Chapman/Flickr)
Multimedia

The Cradle Mountains tower over the tranquil waters of Dove Lake in Tasmania, Australia on September 10, 2013. (Luke Chapman/Flickr)

Video: What is the Afghanistan Government's 'Red Line' Regarding the Taliban?

Afghanistan Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul (R) and journalist John Hockenberry at Asia Society New York on September 24, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Watch highlights from Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul's talk, including what he thinks of Afghanistan's "Twitter generation."

Watch: New 'Genius' Grant Winner Vijay Iyer Rehearses at Asia Society in 2011

Jazz pianist, bandleader and composer Vijay Iyer, shown here in New York City in 2013, is a 2013 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship. (MacArthur Foundation)
Arts

Longtime friend of the Asia Society Vijay Iyer is a 2013 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant.

Photo of the Day: Walking Through the Ruins in Pakistan

Pakistani survivors gather around their destroyed houses in the earthquake-devastated district of Awaran on September 25, 2013. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

Pakistani survivors gather around their destroyed houses in the earthquake-devastated district of Awaran on September 25, 2013. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)