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Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of People earlier this year in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

What Does China's Third Plenum Suggest About Prospects for Reform?

Asia Society's Orville Schell says "there was nothing earth-shaking" about China's recent policy statements, but it is too soon to dismiss them as insignificant. more
Afghanistan Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul (R) and journalist John Hockenberry at Asia Society New York on September 24, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Video: What is the Afghanistan Government's 'Red Line' Regarding the Taliban?

Watch highlights from Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul's talk, including what he thinks of Afghanistan's "Twitter generation." more
Afghanistan Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul at Asia Society New York on September 24, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Zalmai Rassoul, Expected Candidate, Says 2014 Afghan Presidential Election 'Crucial'

"It is the first time in our history that a transition of power will go from one elected president to another," Rassoul told a packed house at Asia Society New York. more
Dr. Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

What Would You Ask Iran's New President? #askasia

Submit your questions now. Some will be asked during our live webcast with Dr. Hassan Rouhani, the new president of Iran, this Thursday. more
Locals ride motorcycles past a billboard for the 22nd World Economic Forum on East Asia, held this year in Myanmar's capital city of Naypyidaw, on June 3, 2013. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Myanmar: Whose Reforms?

What's next for Myanmar? Young activists assess some of the challenges the country faces in the next phase of the reform process. more
Aung San Suu Kyiat the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on June 6, 2013. (Sikarin Thanachaiary/World Economic Forum)

Can Aung San Suu Kyi Follow in the Footsteps of Walesa, Havel and Mandela?

It is altogether possible that Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi will soon follow a path similar to other remarkable dissenters-turned-rulers, writes Asia Society's Tom Nagorski. more
Dune Lawrence of the Bloomberg News Projects and Investigations Team. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Video: Chinese Journalists Said 'We Wish We Could Have Done This'

Dune Lawrence, part of the Bloomberg News team that won this year's Asia Society Oz Prize, discusses the reaction in China to Bloomberg's series on wealth and the ruling class. more

Video: Election Ushers in 'New Model' of Democracy for Pakistan

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas tells CNN that although Nawaz Sharif won the prime ministership for the third time in his career, the election showed progress in Pakistan's democratic system. more
Punjab police wait for the arrival of Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML) party, during the final day of campaigning at an election rally in Lahore, Pakistan on May 09, 2013. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Expert: Pakistan Election Outcome Hinges on Voter Turnout, Safety

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says former Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan could win this weekend's election if voters come out in large numbers. more
Evan Osnos. (World Economic Forum/Adam Nadel/Flickr)

Video: Evan Osnos on the 'High Bar' of the New 'Chinese Dream'

The New Yorker's China correspondent on the meaning behind Chinese President Xi Jinping's political slogan, and the obstacles in its way. more