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Domestic Politics Trumps Foreign Policy, and US Loses in Asia

Not going anywhere: U.S. President Barack Obama walks out of the Taylor Gourmet Deli in Washington, DC on Oct. 4, 2013. Obama canceled this weekend's trip to Asia as  the federal government as the shutdown went into its fourth day. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Mike Kulma explains why President Obama's just-announced cancellation of his Asia trip is harmful to American interests on multiple levels.

Photo of the Day: Nearly Spring in New Zealand

A tree begins to bloom, signaling the start of spring in Wellington, New Zealand on September 13, 2013. (sleepcreature/Flickr)
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A tree begins to bloom, signaling the start of spring in Wellington, New Zealand on September 13, 2013. (sleepcreature/Flickr)

Video: 'Iran Modern' Showcases 'Originality, Indviduality,' According to Co-Curator

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Fereshteh Daftari, co-curator of Asia Society Museum's Iran Modern exhibition, shares her insights into the inception, curation and themes of the art on view.

Photo of the Day: A Vibrant Sale in Sri Lanka

A woman walks past colorful paintings for sale on the roadside in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 28, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)
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A woman walks past colorful paintings for sale on the roadside in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 28, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)

Excerpt: How Robert Wilson Once Staged a Play in Iran That Lasted 168 Hours

Archival image from the 1972 Shiraz Arts Festival performance of
Arts

The legendary theater director describes how he and more than 700 collaborators put on, at Iran's Shiraz Arts Festival, a production lasting seven days. Asia Society symposium on the Shiraz Arts Festival this Saturday, October 5.

Photos of the Day: On His Birthday, Celebrating the Man of Peace Around the World

A girl walks past a painting of Mahatma Gandhi in an alleyway in New Delhi, India on March 17, 2013. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's independence movement, was born in Porbandar, India on on October 2, 1869. Here's a look at the many tributes to Gandhi on his birthday.

Interview: MSF Doctor on Afghanistan's Steep Challenges to Women's Health

Bamiyan, 2009: An Afghan midwife helps a mother nurse her newborn baby at the Bamiyan Provincial hospital. Photo featured in the ART WORKS exhibition
Policy

Severine Caluwaerts of Médecins Sans Frontières explains why women's health is such an uphill struggle in Afghanistan. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, October 3.

Photo of the Day: Three Natural Bridges in China

The Tianlong Bridge is just one of three majestic natural bridges in Wulong, China. (llee_wu/Flickr)
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The Tianlong Bridge is just one of three majestic natural bridges in Wulong, China. (llee_wu/Flickr)

Photos/Interview: Arresting Images Capture Afghan Women 'Between Peace and War'

Kabul, 2002: Switan, age ten, looks into the window of the Herat restaurant. She gazes at people eating with the hopes of getting leftovers and makes 50,000 to 70,000 Afghani ($2.50 U.S.) per day begging from foreigners. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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A powerful traveling photo exhibition helps educate the world about the plight of women in Afghanistan. Related panel discussion at Asia Society New York this Thursday, October 3.

Photo of the Day: Praying in Solitude in Myanmar

A monk pauses for a moment of prayer in Myanmar on September 7, 2013. (East.Lucky/Flickr)
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A monk pauses for a moment of prayer in Myanmar on September 7, 2013. (East.Lucky/Flickr)