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Lyonchhen Jigme Y. Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan, speaking at Asia Society New York on Sept. 19, 2011. (Elsa Ruiz)
Bhutan's Prime Minister: South Asia at 'Critical Threshold'
Lyonchhen Jigme Y. Thinley argues region must break free of "cultivated fears." more
President of Mongolia Tsakhia Elbegdorj talks at the Asia Society in New York on September 19, 2011. (Suzanna Finley)
Mongolia's President Says Human Rights 'Universal'
Tsakhia Elbegdorj told an Asia Society audience that strong democratic values were not incompatible with Asian ways, economic development or its relations with neighboring giants, Russia and China. more
Dr. Rajiv Shah (L) and Ambassador Cameron Munter (R) speak with moderator Hassan Abbas. (Suzanna Finley)
After Challenging Year, US and Pakistan Look Forward
American Ambassador, top aid official agree continued economic development is key to improving ties between U.S. and Pakistan. more

Rethinking Innovation (Complete)

Experts look at how so-called "disruptive" or "frugal" innovations coming from India and China are driving global markets. more
A young girl walks passed a fishing boat on Marina Beach in Chennai, India, on on March 20, 2010. Stretching for approximately 12 km, Marina Beach is listed as one of the longest beaches in the world. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Patrick French - India: A Portrait
From Ladakh in the north to Tamil Nadu in the south, a travel writer encounters India's extraordinary breadth and diversity. more
Novelist Tahmima Anam decries what she sees as a "culture of censorship" in South Asia. (2 min., 2 sec.)
Tahmima Anam, Samina Quraeshi and 'Quiet Heroes'
A Bangladeshi novelist looks back on her country's traumatic birth, 40 years later. more

Gandharan Art and Buddhism (Complete)

How did changing perceptions of the Buddha in Gandhara influence Mahayana Buddhism? more
The United Nations General Assembly in session. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Asian Leaders in Spotlight at Asia Society
Live at the Asia Society: Asian leaders' public talks on top issues, via webcast. more

'Assignment: China' (Complete)

Veteran journalists look back on their experiences as the first Americans to cover China from the inside. more
Cover art for Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China by Ezra F. Vogel.
Deng Xiaoping: The 'Spark' That Lit a Fire
An excerpt from Ezra F. Vogel's new biography relates China's first (renewed) contacts with U.S. in 1979. more