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Podcast: Haris Gazdar: Why Is the US in Pakistan — Really?

Karachi-based economist Haris Gazdar.
Policy

Economist Haris Gazdar likens US-Pakistani relations to a "sleazy affair" requiring plausible deniability. 

Economic Crisis May Make it Impossible to Break Climate Change Deadlocks

A factory smokestack in New Jersey emits pollutants into the atmosphere. (United Nations Photo/Flickr)
Sustainability

The latest turmoil in global stock markets following Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade its rating of the United States government has led many to fear another serious economic downturn. We asked our Sustainability Roundtable: What hopes might exist for global cooperation on sustainability issues like food security, energy policy, and climate change in a renewed economic crisis? Is it possible for any of these issues to play an important part of international policy discussions?

Metzl on CBS News: Tough Conversations Ahead for Biden in China

Policy

Appearing on CBS News yesterday, Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl previewed what could be on the agenda when Vice President Joe Biden visits China today.

Podcast: Saad Haroon: Pakistan as a Bad Bollywood Comedy

Pakistani comedian Saad Haroon.
Policy

This is the latest installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute at Brown University. Click here to learn more. Scroll to the end of this post to listen to the podcast.

Podcast: Shahrukh Hasan: The Peace That Could Save Pakistan

Shahrukh Hasan, managing director of the Jang newspaper group in Pakistan.
Policy

A Pakistani media mogul launches a gutsy campaign to retire official anti-India rhetoric.

Chinese Investments in the Empire State: Foreign Invasion, or Good for the Nation?

The Freedom Tower under construction at 1 World Trade Center, where Chinese investors have signed major leases. (Dan Nguyen/Flickr)
Business

Massive real estate investments from Chinese companies might stir anxiety in some, but the income is helping.

Podcast: The Fisherfolk of Karachi: A Parable of Pakistan

Mohammad Ali Shah, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum.
Policy

In some of the oldest fishing grounds in the world, ordinary Pakistanis fight to maintain a way of life. 

Long-Awaited 'Art of Gandhara' Exhibition Draws NY Times Rave

Asia Society Museum’s John H. Foster Curator for Traditional Asian Art Adriana Proser (R) works with art handlers installing a piece in the exhibition The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Arts

Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition, The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara, which opened August 9 after a delay of several months, receives a gratifying burst of publicity with a rave review in today's New York Times.

China Unable to Keep Handle on Ai Weiwei's Twitter

Ai Weiwei's Twitter page shows him to be back in political action.
Arts

Chinese dissident artist has broken his government-mandated Twitter silence to speak out against the detainment of his friends.

Asia Society's Rachel Cooper Honored at Manhattan Iftar Dinner

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer hosted the Iftar Dinner which recognized Asia Society's Rachel Cooper on August 9, 2011.
Arts

Asia Society Director for Performing Arts and Cultural Programs, Rachel Cooper was honored with an award yesterday at the Fourth Annual Iftar Dinner, a celebration of Ramadan that brings together leading members of New York's Muslim community.