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Are Stereotypes in the Media Funny or Just Distasteful?

When it comes to stereotypes, are we more politically correct for some communities and less for others? What's funny and what's just inappropriate? more

Photo of the Day: The Universal Predicament

A boy yawns next to his mother while attending prayers at the Jami al-Hidayah mosque in Jakarta as they arrive for prayers to mark the holiday of the Islamic New Year on December 7, 2010. more
The Melt tracks the receding Himalayan glaciers. Red lines indicate the levels of ice in 1921, compared to today. (Asia Society Center on US-China Relations)

The Melt: How Melting Glaciers Threaten Asia

The Himalayan glaciers are melting, putting people, ecology, and landscapes in peril. more

Photo of the Day

People visit the Shwedagon Paya on December 05, 2010 in Yangon, Myanmar. more

Temporary Marriages in Islam: Fringe Practice or Accepted Custom?

Islamic law allows for "temporary marriages," but are they good for women? more
A member of the Iranian opposition wearing a mask reading "No to Nuclear" attends a protest at the "Place des Nations" on December 6, 2010 in Geneva. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Prospects Dim for Iran Nuclear Talks

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio offers a way to gain traction on engagement with Iran. more

Charles Armstrong on China and the 'Spoiled Child'

A key revelation to emerge from last week's WikiLeaks dump of US diplomatic cables is that China's attitude towards North Korea is far more nuanced and unpredictable than its official stance suggests. more

Photo of the Day: Ecstatic Troops Greet Obama

US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with troops after addressing them at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan December 3, 2010 during a surprise visit for the holidays. more