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A man votes in the presidential election in the village of Internatsional'nyy, some 40 kms from Astana, on April 3, 2011. (Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images)

In Kazakhstan, Even Rivals Vote for the Incumbent

If there were any doubts that Kazakhstan mastered the trappings of democracy without heeding its substance, then this election would surely dispel them. more
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei holds some porcelain sunflower seeds from his installation at The Tate Modern in London on October 11, 2010. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Ai Weiwei: From Porcelain Seeds to Chinese Prison?

The outspoken Chinese artist is the latest Chinese progressive to be detained in a government crackdown that began in February. more

WLNA 2011: Life Lessons at the Closing Plenary

Top figures in banking and politics share what they've learned over their careers at the last session of the 2011 WLNA Summit. more
Asia Society President Vishakha Desai speaks at Asia Society's Women Leaders of New Asia summit in Singapore on April 2, 2011.

Asia Needs More Women Leaders

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai's Op-Ed in the Huffington Post. more

WLNA 2011: Vishakha Desai on a New World Order

Asia Society's President sees "tectonic shifts" underway in the world order at the 2011 Women Leaders of New Asia Summit. more

WLNA 2011: Opening Plenary

A gallery of notable names reflect on women leaders' roles in organizational success at the 2011 "Women Leaders of New Asia" Summit. more
Former Asia Society Chairman Richard Holbrooke, shown here at a press conference in Brussels in October 2010. (Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images)

George Packer Chosen to Write Bio of Richard Holbrooke

Packer's book on Richard Holbrooke will also be a history of American foreign policy over the past 50 years. more