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An Afghan voter shows her inked finger after she cast her ballot at a local polling station in Kabul on April 5, 2014. Afghan voters went to the polls to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai, braving Taliban threats in a landmark election held as US-led forces wind down their long intervention in the country. Afghanistan's third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in a US-led invasion in 2001, and will be the first democratic handover of power in the country's turbulent history. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistan's Future: Politics, Prosperity, and Security Under New Leadership

As Afghans await the presidential election results, the Asia Society Policy Institute invites you to hear perspectives on what Afghans and Americans can expect from the new Afghan administration. more
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
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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

Asia 21: Tom Freston

Tom Freston, principal of Firefly3 and Asia Society trustee, discusses his involvement with the Afghanistan chapter of the Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative. 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

Asia 21: Saad Mohseni

Asia 21 Young Leader Saad Mohseni discusses the positive impacts of Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative, such as allowing emerging leaders to address the Afghanistan-Pakistan region's problems collectively. more