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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

Wayang Kulit: Part 3

Third segment of Ki Purbo Asmoro's major wayang kulit performance at Asia Society New York. more

Wayang Kulit: Part 2

Second installment of Asia Society New York's epic Javanese shadow puppet performance on March 16, 2012. more

Wayang Kulit: Part 1

Watch the opening installment of Ki Purbo Asmoro's epic Javanese shadow puppet performance at Asia Society New York. more

Collecting Ancient Art in the 21st Century

Video: Curators, dealers, legal experts and scholars assess environment for collecting antiquities in 2012. more
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a cameo appearance in the Javanese shadow puppet performance at Asia Society New York on March 16, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Barack Obama Makes Cameo Appearance in Indonesian Puppet Show [Photos/Video]

A certain American VIP with ties to Indonesia turned up in an epic Javanese shadow puppet performance at Asia Society New York on Friday. See what he had to say by clicking the headline. more
Ahmed Rashid, author of Pakistan on the Brink. (Ahmed Rashid)

Interview: Ahmed Rashid on the Road to Reconciliation in Afghanistan

Leading Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid outlines what needs to happen for any kind of peaceful future to become possible in Afghanistan. more