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Picture released on Dec. 19, 1977 of Phan Hien (C, back), Vietnamese Vice-minister of Foreign Affairs facing Richard Holbrooke (R, front) U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, during U.S.-Vietnamese talks on normalizing relations between the countries, at the Vietnamese Embassy in Saigon. (Michel Clement/AFP/Getty Images)

Book Excerpt: 'The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World'

On Monday, November 28, Asia Society New York will host a book event for the publication of The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World. more

Video: Kyrgyzstan President on Central Asian Neighbors, Future Plans

Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbayeva discusses her relationship with neighboring Central Asian countries and her plans after ceding power in December. more

Kyrgyzstan President: We Are a Different Country Now

The first woman President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Roza Otunbayeva, discusses transparency, natural resources and energy. more

Otunbayeva: Democracy Key to the Hearts of the People

Roza Otunbayeva, the first woman President of the Kyrgyz Republic, discusses democracy building initiatives. more

Kyrgyzstan President on Central Asian Neighbors

The first woman President of the Kyrgyz Republic discusses her relationship with other Central Asian neighbors and what's next for her after ceding power in December. more
Then-Pakistani Information Minister Sherry Rehman briefs media representatives in Islamabad in 2008. Rehman was named Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. on Nov. 23, 2011. (Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images)

Challenges for Pakistan's New Ambassador to the US

Asia Society's Hassan Abbas and Suzanne DiMaggio comment on Pakistan's new ambassador to the United States. more

Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbayeva (Complete)

The first woman President of the Kyrgyz Republic discusses her nation's political transition and development challenges. more
Former Philippines President and congresswoman Gloria Arroyo (C) arrives at the Manila International Airport in Manila on Nov. 15, 2011. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Philippines President Gloria Arroyo Barred from Leaving Country

The current government considers former President Arroyo a flight risk and has banned her from international travel. more
Former Pakistan Ambassador to the U.S Husain Haqqani. (Pakistan Embassy, Washington, DC)

Memogate: Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Resigns, Twitter Reacts

The Pakistani Ambassador announced the acceptance of his resignation this morning via his Twitter account. more

The Asia Foundation's 2011 Survey of the Afghan People

The 2011 survey found more people satisfied with education, water and health provision than before. more