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Political Transitions in South Asia and the Prospect of Peace

Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani discusses challenges, opportunities facing current U.S.-Pakistan relations. more
Husain Haqqani (L) and Sudheendra Kulkarni (R).

New Leadership, New Relationship: A Way Forward With Pakistan

Join Husain Haqqani and Sudheendra Kulkarni in a discussion on the new leaderships in India and Pakistan and its implications on the future of South Asian diplomacy. more
"The Taliban Revival" (Yale University Press, 2014) by Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas (R).

Book Excerpt: 'The Taliban Revival' by Hassan Abbas

A new book by Asia Society Senior Advisor Dr. Hassan Abbas charts how the Taliban re-emerged as a "formidable force, and one to be reckoned with." more
Khumariyaan's members, L to R: Farhan Bogra; Aamer Shafiq; Shiraz Khan; Sparlay Rawail. (Hasan Kamal Khan)

Khumariyaan (Pakistan)

This instrumental quartet specializes in transfixing, hyper-folk jams with deep Pashtoon roots. more
The Indus River near Kalabagh, Pakistan. (arsalank2/Flickr)

Interview: Journalist's 'Indus Republic' Tells a 'Ghost Story' About a Diminished River

"Water is increasingly becoming a battlefront within Pakistan," says Karachi-based Alizeh Kohari. "It seems we're always confronted with the prospect of a deluge or a desert here." more

Pakistan High Commissioner Dispels Stereotypes in Mumbai Visit

Abdul Basit, Pakistan High Commissioner to India, giving an address and then fielding questions from Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of The Indian Express. more

Asia 21: Sabeen Mahmud

Asia 21 Young Leader Sabeen Mahmud discusses how Asia 21 creates a framework for conflict resolution through dialogues as well as provides opportunities for mentorship. more
L-R: High Commissioner Abdul Basit and Shekhar Gupta.

Diplomatic Briefing with Pakistan High Commissioner to India

Join us for a conversation on the future of South Asian diplomacy as we discuss historical ties within the subcontinent and the rising generation. more

Asia 21: Faiysal AliKhan

Asia 21 Young Leader Faiysal AliKhan, a research fellow at the New America Foundation, describes how he became a part of the initiative and shares anecdotes about his fellow young leaders from all around Asia. more
Cui Tiankai, China's Ambassador to the U.S., responds to a question during a panel discussion at Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Watch: Experts on Why the US Needs to Reframe its 'Pivot' to Asia

Whether true or not, a U.S. rebalance toward the Asian region “was perceived first as a military type engagement to contain certain other countries in Asia that were growing,” said experts at Asia Society in New York on Tuesday. more