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Can Another Food Crisis Be Prevented in 2011?

A vendor carries vegetables on a bicycle along a street in downtown Hanoi on December 17, 2010. The consumer-price index hit 11.1 percent in November, assuring that the full-year inflation rate will be a double figures. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Rising food prices are raising concerns of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis, which led to widespread food shortages and rioting across Asia. 

Photo of the Day: Celebrations at the Golden Temple

Lifestyle

Indian Sikh devotees gather to pay their respects, as lights glow at The Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Photo of the Day: Slain Pakistan Governor Is Mourned

Policy

Pakistani civil society activists light candles in front of a portrait of the slain governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer.

'Bridge Builder' Vishakha Desai Featured in Singapore's Business Times

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai.
Lifestyle

Vishaka N. Desai explains what sets Asia Society above and apart from other groups trying to deepen ties between Asia and the United States.

Photo of the Day: Bras for a Cause

Lifestyle

In three weeks, 10,000 bras were donated.

Photo of the Day: Calligraphy Contest

Arts

Almost 3,000 people participated in the calligraphy contest to celebrate the start of the New Year in Tokyo.

A 'Nation of Wusses' vs. a Rising China?

Author and <i>New York Times</i> columnist Thomas Friedman appears on AsiaSociety.org on January 10 at 7:00 pm ET.
Lifestyle

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell says the US has "become a nation of wusses," and "the Chinese are kicking our butt in everything."

Photo of the Day: Stargazing

Lifestyle

The first solar eclipse of 2011 covered the sun by 30 percent and could be seen in many parts of the world. 

Photo of the Day: Queensland Flooding Continues

Policy

Floodwaters spread across the runway of the airport at Rockhampton, in eastern Queensland, Australia.

Photo of the Day: Welcoming 2011

Lifestyle

Fireworks light up Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve January 1, 2010.