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Asia 21: Humaira Bachal

Humaira Bachal describes her involvement with the Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative and how it has educated her on diverse perspectives. more
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on Oct. 23, 2013. (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Abbas: Obama and Sharif Meeting Signals Action Must Follow Words

U.S.-Pakistan relations are clearly improving, notes Asia Society Senior Adviser Hassan Abbas, but American drone strikes are an increasingly divisive sticking point. more
Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai poses for photographers before a panel discussion in New York City on Oct. 10, 2013, the same day she was awarded the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai Doesn't Need a Nobel Prize to Inspire Her Fellow Pakistanis

Despite threats to her life, the courageous teenager still wants to return and do something good for Pakistan. Her countrymen, writes Mehmal Sarfraz, can take heart from her example. more
Attendees of the India-Pakistan Regional Young Leaders Initiative forum in Islamabad last month.

What You Get When Young Leaders From India and Pakistan Sit Around the Same Table

At a recent Asia Society forum in Islamabad 11 rising stars shared personal stories and their visions for Indo-Pakistan relations, and their recommendations to turn those common dreams into reality in the not too distant future. more

Weighing in on the State of India-Pakistan Relations

Asia 21's India-Pakistan Regional Young Leaders discuss relations between their two nations and share their thoughts on third party involvement in future talks. more
Pakistani survivors gather around their destroyed houses in the earthquake-devastated district of Awaran on September 25, 2013. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: Walking Through the Ruins in Pakistan

Pakistani survivors gather around their destroyed houses in the earthquake-devastated district of Awaran on September 25, 2013. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images) more
Bindiya Rana, president of Pakistan's Gender Interactive Alliance. (Courtesy Bindiya Rana)

Interview: Pakistani Transgender Activist Looks to 'New Dawn' of Rights, Dignity

From Karachi, recent candidate for public office Bindiya Rana reflects on legislative victories for her community. more
Niccolo Piazza's new documentary looks at climate change and water management in northern Pakistan's Karakoram Range. Above: Attabad Lake, Hunza Valley. (Niccolo Piazza)

Interview: Filmmaker Focuses on Water and Warming in Northern Pakistan

Documentarian focuses on mountain communities of Gilgit–Baltistan and their symbiotic relationship with their environment. more
Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf saluting as he arrived to unveil his party manifesto for Pakistan's April general election at his residence in Islamabad on April 15, 2013. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)

Abbas: Musharraf Has Much to Answer For, But Murder Charges Are a Stretch

Pervez Musharraf refuses to fade into history — but for all the wrong reasons, writes Hassan Abbas. more