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William R. Rhodes to G-20: 'Stop the Pontificating'

William Rhodes (R) with Jamie Metzl (L) in Seoul on November 9, 2010. (Asia Society Korea Center)
Policy Asia Society trustee and Task Force chair tells the G-20 that rhetoric isn't enough to address present challenges.

Photo of the Day: Lighting Up the Sky Ahead of Asian Games

A mask seller stands outside as Caton tower illuminates during a light show rehersal for the opening ceremony for the 16th Asian Games, in Guangzhou on November 10, 2010.
Lifestyle

A mask seller stands outside as Caton tower illuminates during a light show rehersal for the opening ceremony for the 16th Asian Games, in Guangzhou on November 10, 2010.

'Colbert Report' Guest Reza Aslan Coming to Asia Society

Best-selling author of <i>No God but God</i> Reza Aslan will be at Asia Society on Nov. 18, 2010. (RezaAslan.com)
Lifestyle

The versatile writer and editor tours behind his major new compilation of writing from the Islamic world.

While Korea to Host G20, Eyes on US, China

Visitors walk in front of a screen showing a sign for the upcoming G20 Summit at its venue in Seoul on November 4, 2010. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Ahead of the G20, Associate Fellow Charles Armstrong discusses Korea's geo-political positioning between the US and China.

US, China: Hope for 'Harmonious' G20?

Policy Senior Fellow John Delury says cooperation between US and China imperative during G20

APEC: Japan Says No More Funny Shirts

BOGAR, INDONESIA:  APEC leaders in traditional Batik tunics for the official photo during the 6th APEC summit in Bogar, Indonesia. November 25, 1994. (Toru Ymanaka/AFP/Getty Images
Lifestyle Since 1994, APEC leaders have donned sometimes questionable examples of national dress.

Obama's Short Indonesian Trip Significant

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai.
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai briefs WNYC on President Obama's short visit to Indonesia.

Obama Administration: A Bollywood Take

In theatres November 26, 2010, a poster of <i>Phas Gaya Re Obama</i> by Subhash Kapoor. (moifightclub.wordpress.com)
Arts When Indian film-maker Subhash Kapoor started directing his debut production titled "Phas Gaya Re Obama" nearly a year ago, he had never imagined his launching period would coincide with US President Barack Obama's visit to India in November, 2010.

Obama Changes the Mood in India

US President Barack Obama (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama wave after boarding Air Force One as they depart New Delhi on November 9, 2010. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Asia Society Associate Fellow Sadanand Dhume on President Obama's successful visit to India.

Photo of the Day: A Fragrant Spice Harvested in Herat

Afghan workers pluck saffron flowers on a farm on November 09, 2010 in Herat, Afghanistan.
Lifestyle

Around 2500 farmers, in eight provinces, work on saffron farms for export mostly to India and some European countries.