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Rouhani Victory 'Major Opportunity' for U.S.-Iran Diplomacy

An Iranian woman flashes a victory sign as she holds a portrait of moderate presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani during celebrations in downtown Tehran, June 15, 2013. Iran's Interior Minister has said Rouhani won the election with 18.6 million votes, or 50.68 percent of the vote. (Behrouz Mehr/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio says the U.S. should look to open the door to discussion with Iran's newly elected president.

Photos: Bangalore Photographer Rakesh JV Captures Everyday Dynamism

Brothers enjoying each other's company in Triplicane, Tamil Nadu. (Rakesh Vijayan)
Arts

Face by face, part-time street photographer Rakesh JV is producing an indelible portrait gallery of his fellow Indians.

Photo of the Day: Sleeping in the Shade in India

A man finds refuge in the shade during a heat wave in Amritsar, India on May 22, 2013. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

A man finds refuge in the shade during a heat wave in Amritsar, India on May 22, 2013. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

The Middle East: US Moves Out, China Moves in?

China Shipping Line, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, on January 1, 2010. (oliver gartmann/Flickr)
Policy

Policy analyst Vali Nasr suggests that China is stepping in to fill a role the U.S. is less and less inclined to play in the Middle East. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York Monday, June 17.

Video: Former Top South Korean General on Responding to North Korean 'Provocation'

South Korean General Min-Koo Han delivers a speech during the 13th Asia-Pacific Chief of Defense Meeting (CHOD) press conference in Seoul in October, 2010. (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Prior to the collapse of talks between North and South Korea earlier this week, a top South Korean military official gave his read of the situation to Asia Society Korea Center.

Photo of the Day: Traditional Face Painting in Myanmar

A child of the Rohingya minority group applies a traditional cosmetic paste at an IDP camp in Sittwe, Myanmar on May 18, 2013. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

A child of the Rohingya minority group applies a traditional cosmetic paste at an IDP camp in Sittwe, Myanmar on May 18, 2013. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos: Authenticity, 'Elemental Forms' Set Cambodian Artist Sopheap Pich Apart

Sopheap Pich,
Arts

Bansie Vasvani analyzes the distinctive qualities of the artist's work, currently on view in New York City as part of the Season of Cambodia festival.

Photos: Hong Kong Takes to the Waves for Annual Dragon Boat Race

Competitors paddle vigorously at the Aberdeen Dragon Boat Races on June 12, 2013 in Hong Kong. (Jessica Hromas/Getty Images)
Multimedia

Slideshow: the latest observation of a colorful festival stretching back 2,000 years.

Photos/Video: Seatbelts Required for Lively Jackie Chan Q&A at Asia Society

Jackie Chan (L) and Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui at Asia Society headquarters in New York on June 11, 2013. (C. Bay Milin/Asia Society)
Lifestyle

In a rollicking 30-minute Q&A which saw an animated Chan spend just as much time out of his seat as in it, the superstar said China should use Hollywood to tell its story.

Video: From Clerk to CEO: Sara Mathew on Risk-Taking and Learning from Mistakes

Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradsheet Sara Mathew (R) speaks with Fortune Deputy Managing Editor Stephanie Mehta (L) in New York on June 10, 2013. (Suzanna Finley/Asia Society)
Business

The opening keynote speaker at Asia Society's 2013 Diversity Leadership Forum reveals her formula for success.