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What Happened to Pakistan's Super-Spy?

A video received by Flashpoint Global Partners in July 2010 showed Colonel Sultan Amir Tarar reading a message at the behest of his Pakistani Taliban captors. (http://www.flashpoint-intel.com/)
Policy

A mentor to the Afghan Taliban falls victim to a new generation of extremists.

Gift of Friendship… Or Something Else? Obama's Souvenir to Hu Baffles Some

The Zhou Brothers, as captured in January 2011 in a video on WhiteHouse.gov.
Arts

Did President Obama give President Hu a piece of outright kitsch? 

Photo of the Day: Getting His Goat, Afghan-Style

Lifestyle

Afghan horsemen compete in the traditional game of Buzkashi, the national sport of Afghanistan which means "goat grabbing."

China and the US: Doom and Gloom, Profits and Hope

General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt at Asia Society's 2010 Awards Dinner in New York on Nov. 16, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

There's a lot of talk in the United States about being overtaken by a rising China. But is all the economic doom and gloom only on one side of the Pacific?

Photo of the Day: Indian Malaysians Celebrate Hindu Festival

Lifestyle

The Hindu festival of Thaipusam is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia.

Video: Metzl Looks at Obama's Agenda During Hu Visit on CNN

Policy

Appearing on CNN's Parker Spitzer Show, Asia Society Executive Vice-President Jamie Metzl said Hu's visit is 'critically important.'

Photo of the Day: A Living Goddess

Lifestyle

A priest carries Nepalese living goddess Kumari, Mateena Shakya to Taleju temple to celebrate the Changu Narayan festival in Kathmandu on January 19, 2011.

Asia Society Fellows Provide 'The Takeaway' on Hu's Visit

US President Barack Obama stands with Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) during a State Arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on Jan. 19, 2011. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Simon Tay and Shen Dingli offer public radio some background on what's unfolding in Washington. 

An Open Letter to President Hu Jintao... from Uncle Sam

US President Barack Obama (L) shaking hands with Chinese President Hu Jintao during their bilateral meeting in Seoul at the start of the G20 summit on Nov. 11, 2010. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

US-China collaboration is the key to solving this century's challenges. 

Photo of the Day: In Nepal, UN Mission Wraps It Up

Policy

United Nations peace mission to Nepal ends after 4 years.