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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
Pakistani demonstrators shout anti-US slogans during a protest in Multan on January 8, 2013, against the drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas. (S.S Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)

Are Drone Strikes Killing Terrorists or Creating Them?

After the publication of an interactive website visualizing drone strikes in Pakistan, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas analyzes the difficulty of assessing whether drone strikes are actually an effective terror-fighting tool. more
A Pakistani Shiite Muslim girl holds placard during a protest against the twin bombings in Quetta, in Karachi, Pakistan on January 13, 2013. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan Needs to Address Own Problems Before it Focuses on Region

With violent extremism plunging the country to new lows, Pakistan needs to focus all its energies on a multi-dimensional counter-extremism strategy at home, writes M. Bilal Lakhani. more
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar responds to a question at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, September 27, 2012. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)

Pakistan FM Khar 'Embarrassed' By Riots, But Calls for Understanding

"We do not condone violence," Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Thursday at Asia Society in New York. "That is not what Islam teaches us." more
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, May 6, 2009. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

After Afghanistan, How Should the US Approach South Asia Strategy?

Asia Society's new Bernard Schwartz Fellow, Alexander Evans, discusses a new Asia Society project that examines U.S. policy in South Asia after the 2014 drawdown in Afghanistan. more

Dan Rather: Advice to President Obama on Afghanistan

The veteran newsman shares his thoughts on Afghanistan, a country he has covered since the late 1970s. more
Dan Rather reports from the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, in December 2008. (DanRather.com)

Watch: Dan Rather's Advice to President Obama on Afghanistan

"There's no understanding Afghanistan unless you understand that in Afghanistan they are about hospitality, loyalty, and revenge," the veteran newsman told Asia Society in an exclusive interview. more
Dan Rather, war correspondent. (danrather.com)

Dan Rather on His Intro to Asia: Shock Troops in India and Vietnam's 'Jungle Hell'

In part two of our exclusive interview, the veteran journalist discusses his first assignments in Asia — wars in India and Vietnam in the mid-1960s, that he admits he was "ill-prepared" to cover. more
U.S. soldiers keep watch at the entrance of a military base near Alkozai village following the shooting of Afghan civilians allegedly committed by a rogue U.S. soldier in Panjwayi district, Kandahar province on March 11, 2012. (Jangir/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistan Civilian Killings Give Taliban 'Forum' to Align With Afghan Public

A U.S. sergeant's slaying of 16 Afghan civilians could not only stall U.S. efforts to negotiate with the Taliban, but give the group more public support ahead of U.S. combat troop withdrawal next year, according to Asia Society experts. more
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar (R) shakes hands with Indian Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna (L) prior to a meeting in New Delhi on July 27, 2011. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan-India Relations Moving from 'Bombs' to 'Bombshells'?

Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas provides a South Asia update. more