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Fire and water engulf homes after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami at Natori city in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan on March 11, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan Battered by Devastating Earthquake and Tsunami

A massive earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Japan on Friday, March 11. more
Sri Lankan children climb aboard an armoured vehicle on display in Colombo on Dec. 15, 2010. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka: Is A 'Culture of Impunity' Blocking Reconciliation?

Over the last week, the United States has raised its voice regarding accountability and reconciliation in post-war Sri Lanka. more
Maz Jobrani (R) at his Houston talk with Asia Society Texas Center's Sylvia Le (L) and Aliya Sabharwal (C) (World Affairs Council of Houston)

How to Spot a Persian and Other Observations: Comedian Maz Jobrani Tells It Like It Is

Iranian-American comedian hopes to break stereotypes and get a few laughs along the way. more
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses the US Congress in Washington on Mar. 9, 2011. Seated behind Gillard are US Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) (R), and President Pro Tempore, and Speaker of the House John Boehner. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Aussie PM Gillard Wows Washington with Football, Tears, History

Nothing much new was expected to come from the first visit to Washington, DC by Australia's first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. And nothing new really did. more
Asia Society President Vishakha Desai

For the 21st Century: More Female Voices at the Table

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai analyzes geo-political shifts and the implications for women. more
Anti-government Thai demonstrators flee during a clash with soldiers near central Bangkok's Lumphini Park on May 13, 2010. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Thailand, One Year Later: No Compromise in Sight?

March 12, 2011 marks the one-year anniversary of the start of Thailand's anti-government Red Shirt protests. more
In Varanasi, India, Hinduism's holiest city, a widow begs on the streets in a white sari. According to tradition she must remain here until her death. (Shreeya Sinha)

Mothers of A Hundred Sons: India's Dying Daughters

According to the UN, there are 100 million more men than women in Asia. Journalist and Asia Society Producer Shreeya Sinha documented the plight of women in India. more
An Indian woman carries firewood on her head as she walks past an advertisement billboard in Siliguri on March 7, 2011 on the eve of International Women's Day. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)

India's Women: Equal Partners... Sometimes

Parity in the workplace has become India's issue of the moment. more
US President Barack Obama stands with Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) during a State Arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on Jan. 19, 2011. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

How to Improve China-US Trust

Competing visions and expectations complicate China-US ties. They need to try and walk in each other’s shoes, argues Shen Dingli. more