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Photo of the Day: Nepalese Marionettes

Multimedia

Traditional marionettes hanging in a store in Bagmati, Nepal on March 11, 2012. (Keso/Flickr)

Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Avoiding 'Sabotage' in Myanmar

Prime Minister of Myanmar Thein Sein addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 28, 2009. (United Nations Photo/Flickr)
Policy

Conservatives in Myanmar may push back against reforms, says U.S. diplomat Priscilla Clapp, and President Thein Sein will need to be a strong leader to rebuff them.

Fact, Fiction and the News Out of China

Artist Ai Weiwei holds a webcam that he was reportedly ordered by Chinese police to disconnect, at his home in Beijing on April 5, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom discusses Ai Weiwei, Mike Daisey, Bo Xilai, Neil Heywood and the "blurry divide" between real and unreal in recent China news.

Book Excerpt: 'Lulu in the Sky' by Loung Ung

Lulu in the Sky, the latest book from Loung Ung.
Arts

Lulu in the Sky is the latest book from Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father and Lucky Child. Ung will appear at Asia Society New York on Monday, April 23 at 6:30 pm.

Hey World, Watch Out for China's 'Middleweight' Cities

East Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China. (Peter Garnhum/Flickr)
Lifestyle

According to a study by McKinsey Global Institute, in just a little over a decade one-third of all Chinese cities will contribute to almost 30 percent of total global growth.

Gross National Happiness vs. Gross Domestic Product

Bhutan has been rated the happiest country in Asia. (Michael Foley Photography/Flickr)
Policy

While the U.N. debates the merits of Bhutan's way of thinking, Asia Society's Andrew Billo writes that wellbeing and happiness in Southeast Asia can only be achieved by avoiding resource depletion.

Video: Exploring the Underground World of Chinese Hip Hop

Multimedia

Matthew Niederhauser, a veteran observer of Beijing's music scene, provides a lively overview of hip hop in China — where it came from and where it's headed.

Interview: Vali Nasr on Revisiting US Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Vali Nasr, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University and former advisor to Richard Holbrooke. (Vali Nasr/Flickr)
Policy

Whether the U.S. agrees or not, argues Vali Nasr, "Pakistan more than any other country will decide the fate of Afghanistan."

Photo of the Day: 'Remixed' Transportation in the Philippines

Multimedia

A Tricycle and jeepney in Nagcarlan, Philippines on March 24, 2012. (jojo nicdao /Flickr)

The 'Myth' of Urbanization as a Driver of Economic Growth in China

Asia Society Associate Fellow Alexandra Harney on Bloomberg News earlier today.
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Alexandra Harney talks to Bloomberg News about how China's labor reform efforts could boost domestic consumption by making migrant workers more permanent.