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US President Barack Obama speaks alongside US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Indonesia on November 18, 2011. (Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images)

Is This the Burmese Spring?

Hillary Clinton needs to press and prod Burma towards reform. more
An Afghan man being interviewed in his home in Panjshir, approximately 60 miles from Kabul, for the Asia Foundation survey "Afghanistan in 2011." (

New Asia Foundation Afghanistan Survey to Launch in New York on Friday

Can three-quarters of Afghans really be satisfied with their government? Join Asia Society for a launch event for the Asia Foundation's major new survey, "Afghanistan in 2011." more

Duncan McCargo on Thailand's Floods

Asia Society Associate Fellow Duncan McCargo discusses the impact of the Thailand on floods on the country. more
What do you think is going on in the deserts of China?

Top Tweets About China's Mysterious Desert Images

The internet is abuzz with musings on what might be pictured in satellite images of the desert in China. We've compiled some of our favorite wild guesses from Twitter. more
Frank Dikötter, author of 'Mao's Great Famine.' (Hong Kong University)

Interview: Frank Dikötter, Author of 'Mao's Great Famine' [UPDATED]

The author of Mao's Great Famine, which was a runner-up in the 2011 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award, spoke with Asia Blog about China, famine, and why the Great Leap Forward doesn't get enough attention. more

Video: Duncan McCargo on the Political and Economic Impact of Thailand's Floods

"It remains to be seen whether the government, the bureaucracy, and the military can hold back the waters," the Asia Society Associate Fellow said. more
L to R: Arundhati Roy, Pankaj Mishra, Mohamad Junaid and Philip Oldenburg in New York City on November 11, 2011.

Kashmir: A Case for Self-Determination

Kashmiri anthropologist Mohamad Junaid and authors Arundhati Roy and Pankaj Mishra argue for Kashmiri self-determination in a discussion with Professor Philip Oldenburg. more
An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard in front of a wall bearing the grafitti 'Gaza Strip' during an undeclared curfew in Srinagar on May 21, 2011. Authorities in restive Indian Kashmir placed separatist leaders under house arrest to thwart a rally marking the anniversaries of the killing of two of the independence movement's key figures. (Rouf Bhat/AFP/Getty Images)

Mishra: Kashmir "Doomed to a Very Long Silence"

Authors Arundhati Roy and Pankaj Mishra appeared at Asia Society in New York on November 11, 2011, to discuss their new book "Kashmir: The Case for Freedom." more

Mohamad Junaid: Hindus and Muslims in Kashmir

Kashmiri anthropologist Mohamad Junaid speaks about the relationship between the Hindu and Muslim communities in the disputed valley. more