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Gay Marriage in the Philippines?

Philippines President Benigno Aquino III thoughtfully parses a question about the possibility of gay marriage in his country. more

Asian Leaders Reflect on Democracy, Human Rights

Asian leaders reflect on democracy and economic development during the UNGA 2011 events at Asia Society. more

Video: In New York, Asian Leaders Link Economic and Social Development to Democracy

Speaking at Asia Society, four Asia leaders reflect on freedom, justice, accountability and respect for human rights as essentially linked to democracy. more

US Wants Pakistani Elites to Pay More Taxes — Hypocritical?

The irony of top American officials' stressing the need to pay one's fair share. more
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran on September 17, 2011. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Release of 'Iran Hikers' Reveals Domestic Fissure in Iran?

The rumored release of two Americans imprisoned in Iran became a reality today. What does this mean for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Iranian government? more

Philippines President Benigno Aquino III (Complete)

Complete speech by the President of the Philippines at Asia Society New York during September 2011's UNGA Week. more

Central Asia: A Crisis of Governance

Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Fellow Philip Shishkin previews his report "Central Asia's Crisis of Governance." more

Bangladesh PM Sheik Hasina (Complete)

Bangladeshi PM touts trade, investment opportunities in her country. more

Taxes, Elites and Common Sense in Pakistan

U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter notes the irony of American politicians' lecturing Pakistanis about the need to pay their share of taxes. more

Bhutan PM Lyonchhen Jigme Y. Thinley (Complete)

Lyonchhen Jigme Y. Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan, outlines his vision for South Asia's future in a speech at Asia Society. more