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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.

Pulp Fiction, Tamil-Style!

Blood from a skull: cover art for
Arts

South India's wild and wonderful potboilers are finally becoming available in English.

Is India Ready?

President Barack Obama addresses the Indian Parliament in New Delhi on Nov. 8, 2010. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai analyzes whether India is ready to be a world power.

Post-election, How Should the US Engage Myanmar?

A man reads a newspaper promoting elections on November 5, 2010 in Yangon, Burma. (CKN/Getty Images)
Policy Yesterday, Myanmar held the first elections in that country in over 20 years. While almost universally decried as a sham, with no candidates hostile to the junta allowed to participate, the elections will bring about a somewhat different government.