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An Emerging Economic Divide

Simon Tay, Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow and author of Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America.
Policy

The interdependent nature of the US and Asian markets is the subject of Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Simon Tay's new book Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America.

Pakistani Cricket's Dirty Deal

Pakistani cricket fans pose with a donkey as they shout slogans against national cricket team players involved in a match fixing scandal during a protest in Lahore on August 30, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Pakistan's cricketing scandal has taken the international sport by storm as being one of the most sensational to date.

Photo of the Day: Pakistani Cricketers Caught Amid Match-Fixing Probe

Multimedia

Pakistan selector Shafqat Rana (R) talks to Pakistan team manager Yawar Saeed as he reads a newspaper with wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal (L) during day four of the fourth Test match between England and Pakistan at Lord's on August 29, 2010 in London, England. (Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

Is Japan Failing to Capitalize on its 'Coolness?'

Male waiters, wearing women's clothes, pose for photographs at New Type cafe on February 25, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. (Junko Kimura/Getty Images)
Business An editorial in the Daily Yomiuri titled, "Time to capitalize on 'Cool Japan' boom" criticizes the Japanese government's failure to turn Japan's popularity overseas into economic growth.

The World Doesn't Care About Pakistan? This Guy Does.

Multimedia

The latest viral video on YouTube visits Pakistan's latest flood disaster, a song created in response to an article published in ForeignPolicy.com.

Education Secretary Highlights Asia Society Work

Minnijean Brown Trickey (left), one of the
Education

US Secretary of Education message for teachers: our nation's future prosperity depends on you.

Video: What Yoga Can Do for You

Lifestyle

The blogosphere is agog this week over a YouTube video documenting the traditional Indian form of gymnastics—make that extreme gymnastics—known as Mallakhamb.

Photo of the Day: A Culinary Masterpiece

Food & RecipesMultimedia

A chef displays two dragon-shaped dishes, made of 80 lobsters, during the Taiwan Culinary Exhibition at the World Trade Center in Taipei on August 27, 2010.

An Old Tradition Makes a Comeback in South Korea: Kiln Saunas

Lifestyle

The thought of sitting in a 200 degree Celsius (about 400 degrees Fahrenheit) clay kiln may seem like some form of torture to some. But to South Koreans, these clay kilns used to produced charcoal at night, are doubling as luxury spas by day.

New York Observer Interviews Asia Society's Melissa Chiu

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu. (Tommy Kwak/Asia Society)
Arts Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu is the subject of a profile in this week's New York Observer.