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L to R: Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, Ajay Chhibber, and Jeni Klugman in Washington on Feb. 11, 2011. (Asia Society Washington Center)
UN: South Asia's Gender Gap
A new UNDP Human Development Report finds South Asia lagging in gender equality. more
L to R: Musicians Rajendra Karn, Prem Raja Mahat, Danny Knicely, and Tara Linhardt celebrated the musical marriage between Nepal and Appalachia in DC on Dec. 7, 2010. (Szuhan Chen/Asia Society Washington Center)
A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya
What do Nepal and Appalachia have in common with two Virginia bluegrass musicians Danny Knicely and Tara Linhardt? more
My Prison, My Home by Haleh Esfandiari (Ecco Press, 2009).
Unraveling the 'Iranian Paradox'
Speaking from firsthand experience, Haleh Esfandiari sheds light on Tehran regime's paranoia. more
This image of traditional clothing and crafts on display at a Friday market in Islamabad, Pakistan was one of the slides Isabel Cutler showed on Nov. 18, 2010. (Isabel Cutler)
The Silk Road in Words and Pictures
Photographer Isabel 'Didi" Cutler takes viewers on a photographic journey across Asia. more
Indonesian Ambassador Dr. Dino Patti Djalal in Washington on Nov. 15, 2010. (Asia Society Washington Center)
A 'Guiding Light' for US-Indonesian Relations
Indonesia's Ambassador to the United States sees tremendous potential in President Obama's recent visit. more
Chinese newspapers display images of President Obama, from his early 2009 inauguration to his Fall 2010 Asia trip.
A Longer Reach for China's State Media
Chinese state media agencies are hoping to rely on "soft power" diplomacy to reshape the country's image. more
Bill Hayton's new book Vietnam: Rising Dragon (Yale University Press, 2010) sheds light on Vietnam's gradual reformation.
In Vietnam, a Back Road to Political Diversity
BBC correspondent Bill Hayton says subtle changes are gradually moving the Communist nation forward. more
David Huebner, US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, speaking in Washington, DC on Oct. 20, 2010. (Asia Society Washington Center)
New Zealand and Samoa Strategically Important to US
Ambassador outlines three key objectives for the US in its engagement with New Zealand. more
Syed Iqbal Hasnain, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Stimson Center, speaks at Asia Society New York Center on July 14, 2010.
Linking Pakistan's Floods to Global Warming
Climate experts now posit global warming as a possible cause of Pakistan's disastrous 2010 floods. more
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Richard Holbrooke, the US State Department's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Pakistan FM Qureshi: US and Pakistan 'Crucial Allies and Partners'
In DC, top diplomats reaffirm shared goals and the need for collaboration. more