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Photo of the Day: The Beginnings of a New Harvest in Taiwan

A house sits peacefully amidst a field of grains surrounded by greenery in Taichung, Taiwan on March 5, 2013. (*嘟嘟嘟*/Flickr)
Multimedia

A house sits peacefully amidst a field of grains surrounded by greenery in Taichung, Taiwan on March 5, 2013. (*嘟嘟嘟*/Flickr)

More About the Iranian Prison Film Jon Stewart is Leaving 'Daily Show' to Direct

For those of you looking for a little more information on what Stewart's directorial debut will be about, we've got you covered. Maziar Bahari appeared at Asia Society New York in 2011 to discuss 'Then They Came For Me.'

Photos: Inaugural Lahore Literary Festival Draws Major Names and Capacity Crowds

The crowd inside the Alhamra Art Center in Lahore, Pakistan on February 23, 2013, Day 1 of the inaugural Lahore Literary Festival. (Saad Sarfraz Sheikh)
Arts

A successful two-day event in Pakistan's cultural capital leads to speculation that literary festivals just might be the country's "new soft power."

Gallery: Maps and Photos Show Asia Does Mass Transit Bigger, Faster, Better

A South Korean woman uses her mobile phone to buy a product at the virtual retail shop at Seolleung Station in Seoul. (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

A compilation of subway maps and photos shows the dramatic development of mass transit in Asian cities over recent years.

Photo of the Day: Flowing Channels of Blue in Thailand

Rocks jut out from the blue waters of Ko Samui in Thailand on March 1, 2013. (mr. Wood/Flickr)
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Rocks jut out from the blue waters of Ko Samui in Thailand on March 1, 2013. (mr. Wood/Flickr)

What Would You Ask Obama's National Security Advisor? #askasia

Policy

On Monday, March 11, at Asia Society in New York, President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon will offer the Obama administration’s views on the path ahead for the United States in Asia. He'll also take some of your questions.

Photo of the Day: Sunset over Nha Trang Bay in Vietnam

As the day comes to an end, the traffic zips by in Nha Trang, Vietnam on March 1, 2013. (anhgemus/Flickr)
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As the day comes to an end, the traffic zips by in Nha Trang, Vietnam on March 1, 2013. (anhgemus/Flickr)

Interview: Richard Samuels Says Japan Partisanship Worse After Earthquake

Richard Samuels (L) and the cover of his new book (R). (Richard Samuels)
Policy

MIT professor Richard Samuels talks to Asia Society about his new book on politics in Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of March 2011.

Photo of the Day: Lighting Up the Highest Peaks in Nepal

Bright beams of sunshine bathe the Himalayas peaks in Nepal on February 27, 2013. (anaadi+/Flickr)
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Bright beams of sunshine bathe the Himalayas peaks in Nepal on February 27, 2013. (anaadi+/Flickr)

Sequestering America's Pacific Century

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) discusses sequestration as (L-R) Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) listen on February 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Washington, D.C., Director Matt Stumpf says change is rapid in Asia, and it won’t wait for American politicians who can't make spending decisions.