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Most of World Favors Obama Over Romney in Landslide; Why is Pakistan Different?

A Pakistani United Citizen Action demonstrator holds a burning US flag during a protest in Multan on October 25, 2012 against the US drone attacks in Pakistani tribal areas. (S.S. Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Pakistani blogger and journalist M. Bilal Lakhani explains what may be behind the results of a recent BBC poll, and why neither U.S. candidate is particularly popular in Pakistan.

Interview: In New Film, Korean Adoptees Search for Roots, Redefine Family Tree

Nicolas and Antoine Hazard, Korean brothers adopted together, with their adoptive mother in France in 1983.
Lifestyle

Delving into her own past, documentary filmmaker Deann Liem highlights the impact of the Korean adoption model worldwide.

Photo of the Day: Enveloped by News in China

Catching up with the morning's headlines in a stall in Guangzhou, China on March 24, 2012. (r s gould/Flickr)
Multimedia

Catching up with the morning's headlines in a stall in Guangzhou, China on March 24, 2012. (r s gould/Flickr)

Veni, Vidi, Venti: Starbucks Expands Its Global Reach to Mumbai

Staff work behind the counter of India's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in an upscale part of Mumbai on October 19, 2012. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Last week, to great fanfare, Starbucks opened its first Indian store in a posh district of Mumbai. Asia Society India Centre reports from the scene.

Video: Ai Weiwei Parodies 'Gangnam Style,' Confuses Pundits

A still from Ai Weiwei's
Arts

The world-famous Chinese artist and provocateur infuses his Gangnam Style parody with some (possibly) dark humor.

Expert: Romney's Whole Foreign Policy Strategy One Big 'Gaffe'

U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague meeting Governor Mitt Romney in London on July 26, 2012. (Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Flickr)
Policy

Associate Fellow Thom Woodroofe argues that Barack Obama is the first Democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt to head to the polls with a foreign policy advantage, owing to an error-prone strategy from Governor Romney.

Chinese Concerns About Fairness Shake Faith in Government Leadership

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) pose with International Women of Courage Award-winner Guo Jianmei, a Chinese lawyer and rights activist, at the Department of State in Washington, DC on March 8, 2011. (Roshan Nebhrajani/Medill DC/Flickr)
Policy

Asia 21 Fellow Wenchi Yu says a recent survey shows pervasive concerns among Chinese about the country's leadership and its ability to deal with fundamental human rights.

Photo of the Day: Himalayan Sojourn in Darjeeling

A majestic view of the Himalayas from the hills of Darjeeling in northeast India on August 3, 2012. (Thunderbolt Tea/Flickr)
Multimedia

A majestic view of the Himalayas from the hills of Darjeeling in northeast India on August 3, 2012. (Thunderbolt Tea/Flickr)

How It Played Abroad: Asia Society's Asia 21 Leaders React to the 'Foreign Policy' Debate

Governor Mitt Romney (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama (R) squaring off in the third 2012 U.S. Presidential debate, as seen at a debate viewing party in Covina, Virginia on Oct. 22, 2012. (Neon Tommy/Flickr)
Policy

After the U.S. presidential candidates sounded off on foreign policy, Asia Society receives reactions from its network of Asia 21 Young Leaders in China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

By Bashing 'China Inc.,' US Presidential Candidates Miss the Point

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) debates with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) as moderator Bob Schieffer (C) listens at Lynn University on Oct. 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Policy

One of China's best-known bloggers says Romney and Obama miss the point of the China-U.S. relationship by focusing on trade and economics while skipping larger issues of liberty and human rights.