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The New Face of American Aid

Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), at Asia Society's New York headquarters on August 19, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

The New York Times has just run an enlightening profile of Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the highest-ranking Indian-American ever to serve in the US government.

Australia, Asia, and Asylum Seekers

Sri Lankan asylum seekers engage in a hunger strike after their boat broke down on the way to Australia's Christmas Island on October 16, 2009 in Indonesia. (Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)
Policy

Australia faces both fortune, in the form of iron ores and a booming mining industry, and challenges, from illegal immigration from asylum seekers of Asia.

Photo of the Day: Vietnam Floods Claim North-South Railway

Lifestyle

A portion of the North-South railway has been destroyed by recent floods in Vu Quang district, central province of Ha Tinh on October 22, 2010.

Photo of the Day: Indian Voter Holds ID Card

An Indian voter holds her identity card at a polling station in India's Bihar state on October 21, 2010. (DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

An Indian voter holds her identity card while in a queue at a polling station in Thakurganj village in India's Bihar state on October 21, 2010.

Profit Motive in Microfinance: A Debate

<i>A Fistful of Rice: My Unexpected Quest to End Poverty Through Profitability</i> by Vikram Akula. (Harvard Business Press, 2010)
Business

Is the creation of a large, for-profit enterprise the best way to take the benefits of microfinance to the millions of poor people who need it?

Is India Entering a Period of Darkness?

<i>Such a Long Journey</i> by Rohinton Mistry
Policy

Mumbai University bans Rohinton Mistry's book "Such a Long Journey" after Shiv Sena members predictably protest against its "derogatory" references to them.

Photo of the Day: Marine Life in Hong Kong

Multimedia

A woman looks at Brown sea nettle jellyfish at a marine themed park in Hong Kong on October 20, 2010.

Asia's Biggest Challenges Today

Participants at the 2010 Williamsburg Conference learn about rice planting.
Sustainability

Recent disasters have caused concerns regarding the challenges that Asia will face with the coming of climate change and possible food security issues.

What About China?

A Chinese miner takes a break as he unloads coal from a train in Hefei, in eastern China's Anhui province on August 4, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

While the world cheered the dramatic rescue of miners in Chile, China's trapped miners were underground and under-reported.

Photo of the Day: Real-Life Anime

Multimedia

An actor performs during a premiere for the media of the Japan Anime Live event, made and performed by the Japanese creators of the Manga and Anime series on October 19, 2010 in Rome.