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After Afghanistan, How Should the US Approach South Asia Strategy?

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, May 6, 2009. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's new Bernard Schwartz Fellow, Alexander Evans, discusses a new Asia Society project that examines U.S. policy in South Asia after the 2014 drawdown in Afghanistan.

Photo of the Day: Caught in Motion in Japan

A bus leaves the stop under a row of cherry trees in Japan on April 12, 2012. (halfrain/Flickr)
Multimedia

A bus leaves the stop under a row of cherry trees in Japan on April 12, 2012. (halfrain/Flickr)

Interview: Pankaj Mishra's Eye-Opening Asian Perspective on Modern History

Pankaj Mishra (L), author of 'From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia' (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012).
Arts

The versatile Indian critic and journalist's latest book is an engaging account of Asian intellectuals whose anti-colonial ideas helped shape the modern world.

Photo of the Day: Stringing Them Along in India

A man busy making vermicelli, popularly known as
Food & RecipesMultimedia

A man busy making vermicelli, popularly known as "semiya," in Hyderabad, India on August 13, 2012. (Rajesh_India/Flickr)

Video: What Will Happen If China's Largest Freshwater Lake Dries Up?

Drought and the practice of storing water at the Three Gorges Dam have reduced the surface size of Poyang Lake from about 3,500 km to 200 km.
Multimedia

A new documentary short from Asia Society's China Green project examines both the causes of Poyang Lake's frequent droughts and their ruinous environmental consequences.

Photo of the Day: Carved With Care in Malaysia

An intricately carved deity in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 11, 2012. (Edmund Nigel Gall/Flickr)
Multimedia

An intricately carved deity in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 11, 2012. (Edmund Nigel Gall/Flickr)

A Farewell Message From Outgoing Asia Society President Vishakha Desai [Video]

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai's final day at Asia Society is August 29, 2012. She joined the organization 22 years ago.
Multimedia

On her final day at Asia Society, outgoing president Vishakha Desai looks back on her 22-year tenure with the organization.

Photo of the Day: Dancing with Aplomb in India

Actress Lakshmi Gopalaswamy leads a graceful queue in the classical Bharatnatyam dance in Kerala, India on August 27, 2012. (Sudheesh S/Flickr)
Multimedia

Actress Lakshmi Gopalaswamy leads a graceful queue in the classical Bharatnatyam dance in Kerala, India on August 27, 2012. (Sudheesh S/Flickr)

Interview: New Website Lets Peshawar, Pakistan Tell Its Own Stories

The Qissa Khwani Bazaar in the old city of Peshawar, Pakistan. (Iftikhar Firdaus)
Arts

Zalan Khan and his collaborators at Qissa-Khwani.com build on ancient traditions of storytelling to share local perspectives and reclaim their story from mainstream media.

Photo of the Day: A Little Red Bauble in Taiwan

A red paper lantern hangs from teh side of a building in Taiwan on May 21, 2012. (acdovier/Flickr)
Multimedia

A red paper lantern hangs from the side of a building in central Taiwan on May 21, 2012. (acdovier/Flickr)