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Holbrooke: Afghan Talks Not "Negotiation"

Amb. Richard Holbrooke, former Asia Society Chairman, spoke to NPR about peace talks in Afghanistan. more
In this screen grab from YouTube, Indian politician Sadhu Yadav speaks at a press conference in Bihar.

The Curious Cases of South Asian Politicians

Election candidates in India appear to be growing younger and older at considerable speed if their personal details are to be believed, reports the BBC. more
Cover of SAALT's report, "From Macacas to Turban Toppers: The Rise in Xenophobia and Racist Rhetoric in America's Political Discourse," (SAALT, October 2010)

New Report Takes on Racist Rhetoric Among US Politicians

The South Asian Americans Leading Together releases a report tracking racist rhetoric against South Asians in American political discourse since 9/11. more
Votes queue to collect their ballot papers during a demonstration of how to vote in Naypyidaw. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

POLICY UPDATE: How Should the U.S. Respond to Burma’s Upcoming Elections?

In advance of Burma’s elections on 7 November, the first in 20 years, the Asia Society has just released a Burma Task Force Report Update. more

Shoes, Complaints Hurled at Former Australian PM

Former Australian PM John Howard found himself dodging tough questions as well as flying footwear during a live TV broadcast yesterday. more
Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro, India, at the Annual Meeting 2009 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 31, 2009. (Image via Wikipedia)

Indian Bill Gates Launches Billion Dollar Endowment Fund

What does India need to do to diminish the divide between social classes? more

'Yellow Peril' Lives on in US Campaign Ads

Should America really fear China? more
Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), at Asia Society's New York headquarters on August 19, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

The New Face of American Aid

The New York Times has just run an enlightening profile of Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the highest-ranking Indian-American ever to serve in the US government. more