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L to R: Marshall Bouton, Frank Wisner, Devesh Kapur, and Bobby Ghosh discuss Narendra Modi's electorial win and what it means for India at Asia Society New York. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)

Watch: Analysts Describe BJP's Big Win as a Call for Growth and a Rejection of the Left

A panel of veteran India observers engaged in a wide-ranging discussion on what the decisive win by the BJP and Narendra Modi might mean for India’s domestic politics and its economic and foreign policies. more
An Afghan woman takes a photograph with her mobile phone at an election rally in Jalalabad on February 18, 2014. Smartphone technology, writes Ahmad Shuja, played a vital role in ensuring a free and fair election for Afghanistan in April 2014. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

How Smartphones Helped Empower and Enfranchise Afghanistan's Voters

Two public service tech projects allowed Afghans — men and women, urban and rural, educated and illiterate — to participate in and strengthen the April 2014 election. more
Afghan villagers search through dirt and debris at the scene in the landslide-hit Aab Bareek village in Argo district of Badakhshan on May 5, 2014. At least 300 were killed, and officials warned the death toll could rise by hundreds more. (Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images)

How You Can Help Afghanistan's Landslide Victims

As Afghanistan reels from a devastating natural disaster, members of Asia Society's Afghanistan 21 Young Leaders Initiative are actively coordinating relief efforts. more
Saad Mohseni

Afghan Media Mogul Compares American Cable News to 'Professional Wrestling'

During a recent visit to New York, Saad Mohseni, founder of the largest media company in Afghanistan, said some U.S. cable news networks "could learn a lot from the Afghans." more

Afghan Media Mogul Saad Mohseni on the State of US Cable News

Saad Mohseni, an Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader and Moby Group chairman, shares his views on U.S. cable news and how it differs from coverage in Afghanistan. more

Changing the Narrative of Afghanistan's Future (Complete)

Saad Mohseni, Aarya Nijat, and Faiysal AliKhan talk to Tom Freston about Afghanistan's young people, and rewriting expectations for the future. more
"No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes" (Metropolitan Books, 2014) by Anand Gopal (R).

Interview: Afghanistan Observer Sees Same 'Failed Status Quo' Continuing After Election

Journalist Anand Gopal speaks frankly about the "tragedy, the catch-22" of Afghanistan on the eve of its 2014 election. more
An Afghan roadside vendor hangs scarves next to political leaflets on a wall in Kabul on April 4, 2014. Some 12 million Afghans will go to the polls on April 5 to elect a new president. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos: A Glimpse of Afghanistan Before and During a Historic Election [UPDATED]

In pictures: Afghanistan gears up for its third presidential election since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. more
Afghan men fill a local hall as they listen to a presidential candidate during his last speech of the campaign on April 2, 2014. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
A Historic Election in Afghanistan
For the first time, political power in Afghanistan will be transferred from one elected president to another through a democratic process. more
Afghan election employee, Forouzan Barez checks the plastic boxes containing election material at a warehouse prior to transportation to the polling centers, in the northwestern city of Herat on April 3, 2014. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistan Literally Can't Afford to Hold an Election That Isn't Free and Fair

Because a key condition for the continuation of international aid to Afghanistan is a comprehensive, transparent and credible vote, Saturday's election takes on even greater importance. more