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After Peshawar Attack, Warnings Against Chasing 'Wrong Demons'

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) activists rally for the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, in Lahore on December 21, 2014. Al-Qaeda's regional branch on December 21 said its hearts were 'bursting with pain' over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Two Asia 21 Young Leaders call for major changes following last week’s attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, and warn against solutions that will not “alleviate the threat of future attacks.”

Malala Yousafzai: The Taliban 'Are Afraid of Women'

Yusra Sami Askari, in green, prepares Malala Yousafzai for an on-camera interview in Oslo. (Yusra Sami Askari)
Current Affairs

Asia 21 Young Leader Yusra Sami Askari reflects on her interview with the education activist — it was intended to focus on the Nobel Peace Prize, but was overshadowed by the Peshawar tragedy.

Interview: Pakistan's First Woman Cartoonist Shapes Young Minds, and Society

Shown here in her Islamabad office, Nigar Nazar is Pakistan's first professional female cartoonist, known to generations of readers as the creator of the iconic character
Arts

"Cartoons can have a huge impact," says Pakistan's first professional woman cartoonist, who was just named one of the "100 Women of 2014" by the BBC.

Video: Malala Yousafzai Accepts Her 'Asia Game Changer' Award from Asia Society

Malala Yousafzai's video address to Asia Society, taped at her home in England, was shown at Asia Society awards ceremony at the United Nations in New York City on October 16, 2014.

In a video message from England, the 17-year-old Nobel laureate offers encouraging words: "We girls in Swat, we have proved that when you speak up for your rights, you can really bring change."

'Pakathon' Taps Pakistani Diaspora's Best and Brightest for Smart Solutions

The PakathonNYC organizing team on Sept. 28, 2014. L to R: Ali Chaudhary, Minza Zahid, Hassan Ahmed, Amna Khawar, Hamed Ijaz, and Safwan Ghori. (Nausher Sukhera)
Current Affairs

In a three-day event in New York late last month, young diaspora Pakistanis raced the clock to develop innovative apps meant to address intractable social issues back home.

Interview: Lahore's Last 'Lollywood' Poster Artist Looks Back on a 50-Year-Career

Lollywood poster artist Sarfraz Iqbal in his Lahore studio in September 2014. (Saad Sarfraz Sheikh)
Arts

Pakistan's national film industry may have gone into decline, but painter Sarfraz Iqbal is still a consummate, busy professional.

Book Excerpt: 'The Taliban Revival' by Hassan Abbas

Policy

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas's new book charts the resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan's tribal border areas.

Interview: Journalist's 'Indus Republic' Tells a 'Ghost Story' About a Diminished River

The Indus River near Kalabagh, Pakistan. (arsalank2/Flickr)
Current Affairs

"Water is increasingly becoming a battlefront within Pakistan," says Karachi-based Osborn Elliott Prize finalist Alizeh Kohari. "It seems we're always confronted with the prospect of a deluge or a desert here."

Watch: Experts on Why the US Needs to Reframe its 'Pivot' to Asia

Cui Tiankai, China's Ambassador to the U.S., responds to a question during a panel discussion at Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Whether true or not, a U.S. rebalance toward the Asian region “was perceived first as a military type engagement to contain certain other countries in Asia that were growing,” said experts at Asia Society in New York on Tuesday.

Photo of the Day: Serene Waters in Pakistan

The calm blue waters of Lake Tarbela in Haripur, Pakistan January 10, 2014. (Nauman Sadiq/Flickr)
Multimedia

The calm blue waters of Lake Tarbela in Haripur, Pakistan January 10, 2014. (Nauman Sadiq/Flickr)