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Desai: On March 8, Remember Women's Rights Are Human Rights

Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai and a panel of experts offer thoughts to mark International Women's Day in 2012.

Video: Veteran Official Robert D. Hormats Offers Long View of U.S.-China Relations

Policy

Veteran U.S. official Robert D. Hormats reflects back on a time when, for most Americans, a trip to China was like "going to the moon."

Interview: Sean Leow on Where to Find Creativity in China [Images]

Multimedia

Co-founder of Shanghai-based creative collective NeochaEDGE, Leow speaks to Asia Blog in advance of his March 9 multimedia presentation on China's creative scene at Asia Society New York.

Photo of the Day: Sunrise in Fiji

Multimedia

A dreamy sunrise in Fiji on February 23, 2012. (Kyle Post /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Crane Dance in Singapore

Multimedia

A crane dance performance in the form of two birds took place in the Resorts World Sentosa, Singpore on March 3, 2012. (Choo Yut Shing /Flickr)

The Key to Myanmar's Development Could Be Its Diaspora

Myanmar academic Aung Naing Oo (C), who fled a brutal crackdown on student protests over two decades ago, is greeted by relatives upon his return to his homeland at Yangon International Airport on February 10, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

While the media focuses on the role of global development institutions, a number of experts are urging Myanmar’s government to reach out to its nationals abroad, writes Andrew Billo.

Photos/Video: Oscar Winners Speak at Asia Society in New York

Asia Society Asia 21 Fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (L) and Daniel Junge, directors of the Oscar-winning documentary short 'Saving Face' at Asia Society New York on March 5, 2012. (Suzanna Finley)
Multimedia

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge won Academy Awards for their 2011 documentary short 'Saving Face,' which addresses the sensitive topic of acid attacks against women in Pakistan.

Interview: Robert Hormats on Why China is Not to Blame for US Domestic Problems

Robert D. Hormats (CSIS/Flickr)
Policy

The U.S. Under Secretary of Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment speaks with Asia Blog in advance of his March 6 appearance at Asia Society in New York.

Book Excerpt: 'India Becoming' by Akash Kapur

Lifestyle

Indian-American writer Akash Kapur rediscovers a sense of the new when he returns to India, in an excerpt from his new book.

President Obama May Not Bluff, But He Needs to Engage Iran

Anti-war demonstrators shout slogans as seen from the motorcade of US President Barack Obama as he is leaving after speaking during the AIPAC Policy Conference at the Washington Convention Center on March 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

It is now time for Washington to match its pressure tactics with an equally aggressive diplomatic strategy with Iran, writes Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio.