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Asma Jahangir, recipient of the UNA-USA Human Rights Award, in New York City on Nov. 9, 2011. (Joseph Catapano/UNA-USA)

Pakistani Activist Honored With Human Rights Award

Prominent human rights activist and former UN rapporteur Asma Jahangir given United Nations Association of USA (UNA-USA) Leo Nevas Human Rights Task Force award. more
Common Core and global learning come together--can you make it a Venn diagram?
What's Global about the Common Core Standards?
See how common core curricula equips students with the rigorous skills needed to become both globally competent citizens and college/career-ready individuals. more
Journalist Beena Sarwar. (Maha Sarwar Shahid)

Interview: Beena Sarwar on Journalism and Safety in Pakistan

What is it like for a veteran reporter to work in the deadliest country in the world for journalists? more
Asia Society Fellow and co-director of the Task Force report Simon Tay offers advice to the U.S. on how to engage Asia. (7 min., 11 sec.)
U.S.-East Asia Relations: A Strategy for Multilateral Engagement
This Asia Society task force report calls on the Obama administration to renew and deepen U.S. engagement with Asia and outlines a series of steps for the U.S. to do so. more
Jon Huntsman (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Does it Matter if Jon Huntsman is 'Fluent' in Mandarin Chinese?

The debate over the presidential hopeful's proficiency in Mandarin Chinese may ultimately miss the point. more

Mongolian PM: 'Fine-Tuning' Environmental Protection

Mongolia's delicate balancing act between economic growth and environmental protection. more
Mongolian Prime Minister Batbold Sukhbaatar at Asia Society New York on Oct. 28, 2011. (Anthony Trujillo)

Mongolia: Balancing Economy with Environment

Mongolian Prime Minister Batbold Sukhbaatar discusses his strategy for fostering economic growth while preserving the environment. more

Riaz Khan on Afghanistan and US-Pakistan Expectations

Pakistan's former Foreign Secretary shares his insights into Pakistan's role in the Afghanistan conflict. more

Riaz Khan: Extremism and Modernity (Complete)

Pakistan's former Foreign Secretary shares his insights into Pakistan's role in the Afghanistan conflict. more
Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman (L) talks to Stephen Colbert on the 'Colbert Report' October 24, 2011.

Huntsman Woos Colbert in Mandarin, But 'Delivery' Joke Falls Flat

Republican presidential hopeful and former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman spoke Mandarin on Comedy Central's Colbert Report last night, but most media outlets reported on his would-be attempt at humor. more