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Staff work behind the counter of India's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in an upscale part of Mumbai on October 19, 2012. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images)

Veni, Vidi, Venti: Starbucks Expands Its Global Reach to Mumbai

Last week, to great fanfare, Starbucks opened its first Indian store. Asia Society India Centre reports from the scene. more
H.E. Dulat Bakishev, Kazahkstan's new Ambassador to Korea, in Seoul on June 12, 2012. (Asia Society Korea Center)
Kazakh Ambassador Promotes 'Partnership' with Korea
H.E. Dulat Bakishev, the new Ambassador of Kazahkstan to Seoul, talks up the "partnership" between his country and Korea at ASKC on June 12. more
Daniel Tedesco speaks before U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo courtesy the author)
Key to Strategic Dialogue?
An unexpected phone call leads a student to a high-level U.S.-China state meeting. See what he said to a room full of high-ranking officials. more
Nan M. Sussman describes what makes residents of Hong Kong unique in Washington on March 22, 2011. (4 min., 27 sec.)
Home, Abroad, and the Space Between
An academic account of "reverse migration' evokes an emotional response from a DC audience. more
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New York City on September 22, 2010.
Luncheon with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina encouraged US investment in her country at a recent gathering at Asia Society's New York City headquarters. more
Statue of Xuanzang
Xuanzang: The Monk who Brought Buddhism East
The life and adventures of a Chinese monk who made a 17-year journey to bring Buddhist teachings from India to China. more
The Silk Road extending from Southern Europe through Arabia, Somalia, Egypt, Persia, India and Java until it reaches China.
Silk Road
This essay looks at the great Eurasian Silk Roads as a transmitter of people, goods, ideas, beliefs, and inventions. more
Early 17th century Chinese woodblock print, thought to represent Zheng He's ships.
Chinese Trade in the Indian Ocean
China's Ming Dynasty treasure ships realized trade networks and diplomatic missions as far as Africa and the Red Sea. more
Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti, Sufi saint during Mughal Empire, in Uttar Pradesh, India
Belief Systems Along the Silk Road
How religions and philosophies spread throughout the Silk Road over the centuries. more
Left to right: Stewart Gordon, Jamie Metzl, and Reginald Chua. (Azadeh Fartash/Asia Society)
When Asia Was the World
Panel discusses Stewart Gordon's new book, and the role information networks played in making Asia the center of the world centuries ago. more