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Locally developed character Baji in "Sim Sim Hamara," Pakistan's Urdu-language version of "Sesame Street." (Reuters Photo/

Muppets Speak a New Language on Sim Sim Hamara, the Sesame Street of Pakistan

Elmo comes to Pakistan in Sim Sim Hamara, the Urdu-language version of Sesame Street. more
Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbayeva at Asia Society in New York on Nov. 22, 2011.

Kyrgyzstan's Otunbayeva: We Fought for Minds and Hearts

Kyrgyzstan's outgoing President, the first female leader in Central Asia, argues forcefully for her country's commitment to democracy and transparency. more
Paths to Development in Asia by Tuong Vu, selected as runner-up in the 2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.

Interview: Tuong Vu, Author of 'Paths to Development in Asia'

The 2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award runner-up reflects on why some Asian countries developed more successfully than others. more