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

What Would You Ask Iran's New President? #askasia

Dr. Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Submit your questions now. Some will be asked during our live webcast with Dr. Hassan Rouhani, the new president of Iran, this Thursday.

Photo of the Day: Rising Above the Ruins in Thailand

A miniature golden Buddha sits in front of a giant Buddha statue surrounded by old columns in Ayutthaya, Thailand in September 2013. (Daniel Jarrett)
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A miniature golden Buddha sits in front of a giant Buddha statue surrounded by old columns in Ayutthaya, Thailand in September 2013. (Daniel Jarrett)

This Fall Season, the United Nations is in Fashion

Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, addresses the 67th United Nations General Assembly meeting Sept. 27, 2012 at the United Nations in New York City. (Don Emmert/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

The U.N. is "hot" again, as it finds itself at the center of at least two of the critical global issues of the moment, writes Tom Nagorski.

Video: Orville Schell Explains Why 'Very Threatening' Bo Xilai Received Life Sentence

Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 14, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Speaking on PBS Newshour, Orville Schell describes the case of disgraced official Bo Xilai as "sublimely embarrassing" to China's leadership.