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Photo of the Day: The Universal Predicament

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A boy yawns next to his mother while attending prayers at the Jami al-Hidayah mosque in Jakarta as they arrive for prayers to mark the holiday of the Islamic New Year on December 7, 2010.

The Melt: How Melting Glaciers Threaten Asia

<i>The Melt</i> tracks the receding Himalayan glaciers. Red lines indicate the levels of ice in 1921, compared to today. (Asia Society Center on US-China Relations)
Policy

The Himalayan glaciers are melting, putting people, ecology, and landscapes in peril.  

Photo of the Day

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People visit the Shwedagon Paya on December 05, 2010 in Yangon, Myanmar.

Temporary Marriages in Islam: Fringe Practice or Accepted Custom?

Lifestyle

Islamic law allows for "temporary marriages," but are they good for women? 

Prospects Dim for Iran Nuclear Talks

A member of the Iranian opposition wearing a mask reading
Policy

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio offers a way to gain traction on engagement with Iran.

Charles Armstrong on China and the 'Spoiled Child'

Policy

A key revelation to emerge from last week's WikiLeaks dump of US diplomatic cables is that China's attitude towards North Korea is far more nuanced and unpredictable than its official stance suggests.

Photo of the Day: Ecstatic Troops Greet Obama

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US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with troops after addressing them at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan December 3, 2010 during a surprise visit for the holidays.

US Agribiz Eyes India

Asia Society Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar
Policy

Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar talks about GMO foods in India with WNYC's Leonard Lopate.

Photo of the Day: Spreading Holiday Cheer for a Good Cause

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South Korean volunteers in Santa Claus outfits wave before going out to hand out Christmas gifts to prematurly born babies in Seoul on December 2, 2010.

Japanese Kokeshi Dolls Come to Life at Asia Society New York

Arts

Artists Lisa and Jacob Hodsdon demonstrate the traditional Japanese folk art of Kokeshi Dolls at Asia Society New York.