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Moeed Yusuf: US 'Can Still Turn Pakistan Around'

South Asia adviser in the U.S. Institute of Peace's Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention <strong>Moeed Yusuf</strong> testifies during a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee May 5, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Pakistan 2020 Study Group member testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on May 5, 2011.

Video: Average Pakistani Would 'Rather Have a Relationship With China' Than the US

Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan hold placards during a rally in Islamabad on May 8, 2011 against the U.S. raid that killed the Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. (Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Islamabad-based Asia Society Associate Fellow Faiysal AliKhan discusses how Pakistan's youth have reacted to Osama bin Laden's death and the diplomatic fallout that followed.

Ongoing US-China Talks Add to Interest in Report on Chinese Direct Investment

Cover of China's <em>Century Weekly</em> magazine for the week of May 17, 2011.
Business

Asia Society report attracts attention during the Strategic and Economic Dialogue between the United States and China.

Shyam Saran: US Must Tackle Pakistan's 'Long-Standing Policy of Using Cross-Border Terrorism'

Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations and implications for India at Asia Society New York on May 11, 2011. (5 min., 20 sec.)
Policy

Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations and India's role in the region. 

Two Months On, Japan Still Needs Our Support

A mother prays for her missing child at the Okawa elementary school in the tsunami-devastated city of Ishinomaki, in Japan's Miyagi prefecture on May 11, 2011. (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai urges Asia Society readers to donate to continued relief efforts through our sister organization, the Japan Society.

Video: Peter Bergen Argues Pakistan Too Big to Fail

In New York on May 5, 2011, Peter Bergen reflects on his meeting with Osama bin Laden and discusses the future of al Qaeda with Joe Klein. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images))
Policy

Video: Peter Bergen discusses meeting bin Laden, Al Qaeda and the Middle East protests, Pakistan's role, and the future of Afghanistan at Asia Society. 

Video: Fahimda Riaz Brings Down the House at Asia Society

Arts

One of Pakistan's most revered poets slays the crowd at Asia Society's mushaira. 

Faiysal AliKhan: Relief, Shock Mark Pakistani Reaction to Bin Laden News

Asia Society Associate Fellow Faiysal AliKhan speaking from Islamabad via Skype on May 6, 2011 (video below).
Policy

An Asia Society Fellow in Islamabad describes reactions on the ground in Pakistan to Osama bin Laden's death. 

Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads' Unveiled in New York Despite Artist's Absence

Ai Weiwei's <i>Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads</i> now on view in New York City, May 4, 2011. (Elaine Merguerian)
Arts

A steady, cold spring rain did not deter some 200 people from attending this morning’s official opening of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads outdoor installation in New York City.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Lauds Report on Chinese Investment, but has Harsh Words for China

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

Speaking at the launch of an Asia Society paper entitled An American Door?, Gary Locke, nominated to be the next Ambassador to China, warned that China has been "narrowing its commercial environment" to U.S investors.