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Catalyzing Economic Growth in Myanmar: Investors, Officials, and Civil Society Find Common Cause in Reform

Rush-hour traffic moves near the Sule Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. (Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
Policy

Since reforms began in Myanmar nearly three years ago, writes Matt Stumpf, countless corporations have visited the country in search of opportunities. Yet excitement about this new market has been tempered by wider recognition of the barriers to investment.

How You Can Help the Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan

A man paints a message on a basketball court that reads
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As the scale of the devastation in the Philippines becomes clear, many of us around the world are looking for ways we can help. Here's a list of charities and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) who are already responding to this disaster.

Xi Jinping, One Year Later: Will He Be the 'Chinese Gorbachev'?

From left: New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos, former U.S. Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy, and UC San Diego professor Dr. Susan Shirk discussed Xi Jinping's leadership at an Asia Society event moderated by Orville Schell (far right) on November 7, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Policy

After one year in power, Chinese president Xi Jinping has largely consolidated his power, but he still faces "perilous" challenges, according to a panel Thursday night at Asia Society in New York.

Elizabeth Taylor's 1976 Trip to Iran, in Pictures

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Photographer Firooz Zahedi reminisces about capturing a whimsical side of actress Elizabeth Taylor during their 1976 trip to Iran.

Photo of the Day: Ancient Beauty in Cambodia

Attention to detail is a signature of the historic architecture of Angkor, Cambodia on October 29, 2013. (Ricardo Sosa/Flickr)
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Attention to detail is a signature of the historic architecture of Angkor, Cambodia on October 29, 2013. (Ricardo Sosa/Flickr)

Video: The Happy Accident Behind an Iranian Artist's Pioneering Sculpture

Iranian artist Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam in New York City in September 2013.
Arts

Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam shares the inspiration behind his trailblazing interactive sculpture, begun in 1969 and now on view in Asia Society Museum's Iran Modern exhibition.

Meet the Behind-the-Scenes Players in Current US-Iranian Nuclear Negotiations

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani smiles while answering questions from Asia Society President Josette Sheeran at an Asia Society event on the sidelines of the 68th UN General Assembly in New York on Sept. 26, 2013. (Emmanuel Dunand/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio is highlighted in a Wall Street Journal story giving a behind-the-scenes look at the recent thaw in U.S.-Iran relations.

Asia Society Remembers Karin Higa, 'Pioneering Advocate' for Asian American Art

L to R: Susette Min, Karin Higa, and Asia Society Museum Director Karin Higa, co-curators of the Asia Society Museum exhibtion
Arts

Asia Society joins the art community in mourning the loss of Karin Higa, a distinguished curator of Asian American art.

Photo of the Day: A Splash of Dawn in Australia

The waves of Shelly Beach glisten under the sunrise in Queensland, Australia on October 28, 2013. (Sam Pertherbridge/Flickr)
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The waves of Shelly Beach glisten under the sunrise in Queensland, Australia on October 28, 2013. (Sam Pertherbridge/Flickr)

Taking the Pulse of the China-Hollywood Relationship With Li Bingbing, Others

Chinese actress Li Bingbing speaks during the 2013 Asia Society U.S.-China Film Summit and Gala held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, in Los Angeles, Calif. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Lifestyle

"It's a great moment for Chinese film," said Li, the Chinese star actress, who added that more American actors and producers need to learn to speak Chinese.