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How the Snowden Affair Might End Up Helping US-China Relations

Protesters march to the U.S. consulate in support of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong on June 15, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The Snowden affair could be an equalizing force in US-China relations—if both sides let it be.

Interview: Amateur Photographer's Postcards Depict 'Ravaged' Beauty of Lahore

The Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan, one of the locales captured in Sonya Rehman's postcard series
Arts

A journalist's postcard series dedicated to her hometown aims to capture Pakistan's cultural hub "ravaged, whole and raw, as she is."

Interview: Art Conservation Guru Preserves Sacred Paintings' Spiritual, Material Sides

Anupam Sah (R) is the Head of Art Conservation at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya's Art Conservation Centre (L) in Mumbai. (Robert Cutts/Flickr)
Arts

"The thangka ... are means for the Buddhists to achieve their aim of spiritual development, and are not just material works of art," says noted art conservator Anupam Sah. Join him at the CSMVS Museum Art Conservation Centre in Mumbai this Saturday, July 13.

Photo of the Day: Observing the New Moon for Ramadan in Indonesia

In anticipation of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, Indonesian boys and men await the sighting of the new moon from the rooftop of the Al-Hidayah Basmol mosque in Jakarta on July 8, 2013. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

In anticipation of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, Indonesian children and men await the sighting of the new moon from the rooftop of the Al-Hidayah Basmol mosque in Jakarta on July 8, 2013 .

Photos: 10 Asian Desserts for Scorching Summer Days

Almond jelly, above, uses blanched apricot kernels sometimes called
Food & RecipesMultimedia

From Awayuki to Zeera Pani and more — ten delicious dessert recipes from the AsiaSociety.org recipe archives to help make summer's heat more bearable.

Photo of the Day: Prayers Amongst the Trees in Mongolia

Tibetan prayer flags hang from trees at a monastery in Tuvkhun, Mongolia on June 9, 2013. (François Philipp/Flickr)
Multimedia

Tibetan prayer flags hang from trees at a monastery in Tuvkhun, Mongolia on June 9, 2013. (François Philipp /Flickr)

Photos: Meet Some of Asia's Latest and Greatest Additions to the Animal Kingdom

The Cambodian Tailorbird, recently discovered hanging out in Phnom Penh. (James Eaton/Birdtour Asia)

"Welcome to Earth!" From Cambodia to the Philippines, meet some of Asia's most recently discovered animal, bird, and insect species.

Photo of the Day: Elegance in Thailand

A woman dressed in sparkling finery attends a parade in Pattaya, Thailand on June 19, 2013. (C C/Flickr)
Multimedia

A woman dressed in sparkling finery attends a parade in Pattaya, Thailand on June 19, 2013. (C C/Flickr)

Interview: Michaela Haas Showcases Women Pioneers of Tibetan Buddhism

Lifestyle

Dakini Power author Michaela Haas shares her perspectives on the state of women in Tibetan Buddhism today.

Photo of the Day: Enjoying a Sunny Day in Cambodia

A girl and her bike in the fishing village of Kampong Khleang, Cambodia on May 4, 2013. (Jerry Donhal/Flickr)
Multimedia

A girl and her bike in the fishing village of Kampong Khleang, Cambodia on May 4, 2013. (Jerry Donhal/Flickr)