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A Pakistani man reads a newspaper with the front page displaying news of the death of Osama bin Laden at a stall in Lahore on May 3, 2011. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Excerpt: Ahmed Rashid's 'Pakistan on the Brink'
Leading Pakstani journalist Ahmed Rashid lays out America’s options with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the post-Bin Laden years. more
A Pakistani man browses the internet in a net cafe in Karachi on May 31, 2010. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)

2011: The Year of Social Media in Pakistan

Social media has been the single most important platform for the silent Pakistani majority to share its rejection of terrorism, writes Ayesha Haroon. more

Photo of the Day: Lanterns in Pakistan

Activists from the ruling Pakistan's Peoples Party air lanterns on the fourth anniversary of slain former Premier Benazir Bhutto's death in Islamabad on December 27, 2011. more
Highlights from biographer Deborah Baker's talk in Mumbai on Nov. 26, 2011. (10 min., 14 sec.)
A Convert's Tale of Exile and Extremism
Deborah Baker recounts how Margaret Marcus of Larchmont became Maryam Jameelah of Lahore, one of the most trenchant voices of Islam's argument with the West. more

Photo of the Day: He Loves Anna

A supporter of Indian activist Anna Hazare waves the national flag on the first day of Hazare's three-day fast at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority recreation ground in Mumbai on December 27, 2011. more
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain made headlines for the wrong reasons with his "Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan" line. (Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

2011: On the U.S. Campaign Trail, a Deficit of Diplomacy

Fire and brimstone foreign policy rhetoric may play well for some on the campaign trail, but such talk is dangerous, writes Debra Eisenman. more
Yingluck Sinawatra may be following in the footsteps of her brother, Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but had her own career as a successful businesswoman before she became the country's first female prime minister. (Flickr/Ratchaprasong 2)

Vishakha Desai: Female Politicians in Asia Making it on Merit

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai writes that unlike in the past, female politicians in Asia today are increasingly entering politics on their own merits rather than relying on family ties. more
Local Pakistani kids await to be evacuated on a CH-60 Blackhawk in Khyber - Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on Sept. 13, 2010. Photo By Joshua Kruger. (Flickr/DVIDSHUB)

Hassan Abbas: 'How Obama Can Fix U.S.-Pakistani Relations'

In an article for Foreign Affairs, Asia Society's senior advisor offers some advice to U.S. President Barack Obama. more
Young Pakistani students sit after being rescued following a police raid on Madrassa Zakarya in Karachi late on December 12, 2011. (ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Children in Chains: Pakistan's Madrassa Scandal

Twitter reacts to the news of at least 50 chained-up students recovered from a religious seminary in Karachi. more
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