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After Osama, a Balancing Act for President Obama

Newspapers announcing the death of accused 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden are seen at a newsstand outside the World Trade Center site May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai says Barack Obama must "balance claims of victory with the pursuit of his administration’s military and civilian strategy."

Bin Laden's Death Shows Pakistan 'Engaged in Proxy War Against U.S.'

A man takes pictures of the front page of a newspaper featuring a picture of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 2, 2011. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl offers his initial thoughts on the killing of Osama bin Laden in a compound in Pakistan.

Video: Cleaning Asia's Longest River 'A Thankless Job'

Workers clear heaps of trash outside the sluice gates at the Three Gorges dam near Yichang in central China's Hubei province on June 10, 2003. (AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Don't Cry, Three Gorges is the latest documentary short from the Asia Society's China Green project.

After Calamity, A 'Testy' Alliance Gets Reassessed

Chief Naval Air Crewman Francisco Garcia (L) delivers meals ready-to-eat to a Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldier on Mar. 18, 2011 in Yamada, Japan. (Lt. Eric Quarlesr/US Navy via Getty Images)
Policy

For Japanese officials, American aid after the March quake complicates the Okinawa debate.

Interview: Waqas Khwaja, The Translator as Ambassador

Detail of cover art for <i>Modern Poetry of Pakistan</i> (Dalkey Archive, 2011).
Arts

In Pakistan, explains Waqas Khwaja, being a poet has always entailed a special responsibility.

Listen: Columbia University Debate on the Future of China-India Relations

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (L), is greeted by Chinese president Hu Jintao, on April 13, 2011 in Sanya, Hainan Province, China for the 2011 BRICS Summit. (Nelson Ching/Pool/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl joined a panel of experts in the the event hosted by The Journal of International Affairs.

New Prime Minister for Tibetan Exiles has 'Deep Integrity, Sharp Mind'

Newly elected Prime Minister for Tibetans-in-exile Lobsang Sangay speaks at the Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November 2009.
Lifestyle

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl writes about close personal friend Lobsang Sangay.

Ni Howdy! China Lassoes a Rodeo

Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping sports a cowboy hat during a Texas rodeo in 1979. (File)
Lifestyle

Beijing's Bird Nest playing host to Rodeo China October 3-10, 2011. We get you started with a quick lesson in Chinese rodeo vocabulary.

In China, a Return to a 'Fearful Climate' for Artists

Graffiti is displayed on a wall asking for the release of famed mainland Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, in Hong Kong on April 19, 2011. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu writes about freedom of expression in China for CNN.com.

Watch: Tibetan Buddhist Debate Pits Defender vs. Challenger

Monks take part in a daily debate at the Sera Monastery on July 4, 2006 in Lhasa, Tibetan Autonomous Region, China. (China Photos /Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will demonstrate this intensely physical debate form at Asia Society New York on April 29th. Tune in for live webcast at 6:30pm ET.