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Peter Popham's New Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

The author of a major new biography of Aung San Suu Kyi describes his prodigious research and explains why a "new approach" to his subject was needed. more

India Prospective 2012 (Complete)

What are the implications of the Indian government's latest economic survey and budget? more

Best Practices from the Best School Systems

What can American schools learn from high-performing Asian school systems? more

Ahmed Rashid: Afghan Taliban Don't See India as Their Enemy

A veteran observer of the Afghan Taliban argues that they're moderating their outlook ahead of likely ceasefire negotiations with the United States. more

Ahmed Rashid: What Peace with the Taliban Might Look Like

A leading authority on the Taliban draws careful distinctions between its Afghan and Pakistani branches, and what their respective aims are. more

Ahmed Rashid: Pakistan on the Brink

A veteran observer of the Taliban assesses America's strategy for withdrawal from Afghanistan, in conversation with Bill Keller of the New York Times. more
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) announces the nomination of Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim (C) for president of the World Bank, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) looks on, in Washington, DC on March 23, 2012. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama's Surprise Asian-Born World Bank Pick Could 'Quell Critics'

Obama's decision to put up a Korean-born health and development expert for the World Bank chief job could help quell critics arguing against another U.S. politician or financier in the post. more
Myanmar democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi greets her supporters wearing a traditional costume as she leaves after her speech in Lashio, the northern Shan state, on March 17, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview: Peter Popham on Profiling Aung San Suu Kyi, 'Warts and All'

Journalist Peter Popham will discuss his new book 'The Lady and the Peacock' at Asia Society New York on March 28. Click the headline to read our interview. more

Wayang Kulit: Part 5

Fifth and final installment of the epic Javanese shadow puppet performance led by Ki Purbo Asmoro. more

Wayang Kulit: Part 4

Fourth installment of Ki Purbo Asmoro's epic Javanese shadow puppet performance at Asia Society. more