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On US Visit, China's Xi Jinping Will 'Only Be Able to Go So Far'

US Vice President Joe Biden (R) shakes hands with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, February 14, 2012. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Mike Kulma says Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S. is a coming-out party for the presumptive new president that will do little to address thorny issues in China-U.S. relations.

Photos: The Resource Conflict in India's Coal-Mining State

Multimedia

Photography Erik Messori documents illegal coal mining in Eastern India and the health hazards affecting the population.

India’s Foreign Policy and Opportunities for Intervention

Maldives President Mohamed Waheed speaks to reporters at his office in Male on February 11, 2012. A top US diplomat arrived in the Maldives on February 11 seeking to help resolve a deepening political crisis sparked by the ousting of the Indian Ocean nation's first democratically elected president. (Ishara S.Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

India has much to gain from its strategic policy with respect to intervention in intra-state conflict, writes Andrew Billo.

Interview: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, the First Pakistani Oscar Nominee

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (C) filming 'Saving Face' in the south of Punjab, Pakistan. (Sharmeen Obaid Films)
Lifestyle

The Asia Society Associate Fellow says winning an Academy Award would allow "people to see a different side of Pakistan, even if it is just for one night."

Photos (and Video): The Quotidian Beauty of Pakistan

Multimedia

Multimedia journalist Nushmia Khan shares photos of everyday life in Pakistan. 

As World Watches Greece and Syria, India Focuses on the Maldives

Maldives army soldiers patrol during Friday prayers in Male on February 10, 2012. A U.N. special envoy arrived February 10 for talks with the new administration in the Maldives, as former president Mohamed Nasheed demanded fresh elections after being ousted in what he called a coup d'etat. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, foreign editor of the Hindustan Times and Asia Society associate fellow, says India's involvement in the Maldives' political turmoil is a way for New Delhi to show not just its regional, but global leadership ability.

Interview: Sichan Siv Says Khmer Rouge Sentence Doesn't 'Match the Crime'

A handout photo taken and released by the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on February 3, 2012 shows fomer Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav — better known as Duch (C) — greeting judges in the courtroom at the ECCC in Phnom Penh. (Nhet Sokheng/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"Beyond a small number of people in Phnom Penh, no one really cares about what is happening to the Khmer Rouge in the tribunal," says former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and Asia Society Associate Fellow Sichan Siv.

Xi Jinping and U.S.-China Relations in the Shadow of the Arab Spring

Future Chinese president Xi Jinping will visit the United States next week. (Luong Thai Linh/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Contrasts between the way some diplomatic topics are thought about on opposite sides of the Pacific can be striking, and these different worldviews can complicate meetings between leaders, writes Jeffrey Wasserstrom.

Photo of the Day: Busy Bee at Tet Flower Market

Multimedia

A bee sits on top of a flower during Tet, Vietnam's New Year celebrations at a flower market on January 29, 2012. (Danny Tan /Flickr)

Photo (and Video) of the Day: 'Space-Baby' Buddha at Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Multimedia

Asia Society Hong Kong Center's inaugural exhibition, Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art, will showcase a contemporary take on Buddhism. Take a video tour of the new site.