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Supporters run to get a spot near the stage at an election rally for presidential candidate Abudullah Abdullah on the outskirts of Kabul on April 2, 2014, the last day of campaigning by Afghanistan's presidential candidates. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

What Do Afghanistan's 'Generation America' Think of Their Country's Future?

Foreign soldiers may be heading home, and several international organizations are fleeing the violence, but there's no shortage of hope and optimism among Afghanistan's young people. more
Afghan men crowd a field at a political rally during a campaign stop by presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul in Bamiyan on April 1, 2014. (Hashmatullah/AFP/Getty Images)

Yes, the Afghanistan Election is Important — But So is the Day After

A member of Asia Society's Afghanistan Young Leaders Initiative reminds readers that Afghanistan's April 5 election is "only a means to an end — a stable, peaceful, inclusive, and prosperous Afghanistan." more

Nickelsberg Captures Unseen Forces (Complete)

TIME photographer shares compelling portfolio of Afghanistan with Asia Society Texas Center audience. more
2012 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award
The Bernard Schwartz Book Award recognizes nonfiction books that provide outstanding contributions to the understanding of contemporary Asia and/or U.S.-Asia relations. more

Marc Grossman: Resolving Conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Complete)

The U.S. special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan presents a detailed analysis of his work in the region. more

David Merkel: An Update on Central Asia (Complete)

Former State Department official discusses democracy and security in Central Asia, upcoming elections in Afghanistan. more