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Interview: Ian Bremmer and the New 'Regional World Order'

Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group, at the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 30, 2011. (World Economic Forum/Flickr)
Policy

"There are pressing international issues, but all of the world’s major powers, established and emerging, have domestic priorities that take precedence," says political scientist Ian Bremmer, who appears at Asia Society New York on May 24.

Are Chinese Miners Destroying a 2,000-Year-Old Buddhist Site in Afghanistan? [Images]

A gold-plated seated Buddha overlooks the China Metallurgical Group Corporation mine. (Brent Huffman)
Multimedia

While working on a documentary film about a Chinese mining company in Afghanistan, Brent Huffman got caught up in the saga of a 2,000 year-old Buddhist site on the brink of destruction.

Photos: Streets of Nepal

A man sits with his radio at a home for the elderly on the outskirts of Kathmandu. (Garry Waller)
Multimedia

Photographer Garry Waller captured everyday life in the streets of Nepal on a recent trip.

Book Excerpt: 'Every Nation for Itself' by Ian Bremmer

World leaders pose for a group photo at the G20 summit in Washington, DC on Nov. 15, 2008. Four years later, Ian Bremmer argues, the G20 is no longer a source of meaningful leadership. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

For the first time since the end of World War II, says Ian Bremmer, no single power or alliance of powers is ready to take on the challenges of global leadership.

Photo of the Day: Red Sail at Sunset, Li River

Old river barge on the Li River, Guanxi, China on October 9, 2010. (Stuck in Customs/Flickr)
Multimedia

An aging river barge on the Li River, Guangxi, China on October 9, 2010 defines "picturesque." (Stuck in Customs/Flickr)

Shanghai, Bo Xilai and 5 China Noirs You Should Read this Summer

The scandal surrounding ousted Chinese official Bo Xilai (L) got Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom thinking about some of his favorite noir books about China. (Bo Xilai photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

After a brief primer on the "wicked old treaty port" of Shanghai, Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom suggests some China-crime-themed summer reading.

The Best Way to View Asia Society Content on Your Mobile Device

Google Currents allows you to view Asia Society blog posts and videos on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
Lifestyle

Asia Blog now has its very own mobile edition, designed specifically for use on iPads, iPhones and Android devices. Google Currents offers mobile users an easy and convenient way to view Asia Society blog posts and videos.

Photo of the Day: Koala Cuteness in Kobe, Japan

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A koala bear in Oji zoo, Kobe, Japan on April 30, 2012. (pelican/Flickr)

Interview: Artist Chitra Ganesh Evokes 'Ghost Effect' of Silent Cinema [Images]

Chitra Ganesh, 'Gopa in the Garden, Prem Sanyas' (2012), charcoal on paper, 141 x 191.8 cm.
Arts

Acclaimed Indian American artist reanimates some of cinema's first female icons in her new works on paper.

Photo of the Day: Afternoon Reading in India

Multimedia

A man and woman read at their doorstep in Rajasthan, India on April 6, 2012. (Steve Lau/Flickr)