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Ten Events That Shaped Asia in 2015

Satellite image of the Asian continent. (Visible Earth/NASA)
Current Affairs

From Iran to Nepal and Singapore to Syria, here's how 2015 will be remembered on the world's largest continent.

'Sixteen for '16': Predictions for Asia in 2016

Asia Society's Asia Society's Tom Nagorski predicts that Iran will make good on its end of the nuclear deal, but this still doesn't mean that tensions between Tehran and Washington will cease.
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski on what's on tap for Asia in the new year.

Why Maziar Bahari Wrote 'Then They Came for Me'

In this video, the journalist Maziar Bahari conducts a question-and-answer session in Hong Kong on December 3, 2015.
Arts

The Iranian-born author, imprisoned in his native country for three months, explains why he documented his experience in a best-selling novel.

Podcast: Iran's Political 'Midlife Crisis'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani waves to journalists next to a portrait of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on June 13, 2015. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty)
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In the second episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we'll look at how shifting demographics and political inclinations in Iran led to a historic nuclear deal, and what it might suggest about the country's future.

#TBT: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s Historic 2013 Trip to New York

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks with Asia Society President Josette Sheeran in New York on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stopped by Asia Society in 2013 a month after coming to power. 

Slideshow: Bicycling, Photography, and How to Travel the World in 1891

A hired guard helps William Sachtleben carry his bicycle and gear across a stream in Turkey, May 26, 1891, Collection of the UCLA Library Special Collections
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Traveling this summer? Consider drawing inspiration from the story of William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr., whose epic post-college journey helped introduce cycling and photography to mainstream America.

Weekly Rewind: Scandal in Malaysia, Japan's Nationalistic Music Scene, and Taylor Swift Takes on China

High waves crash into the coast at Hyuga in Miyazaki prefecture, Japan's southern island of Kyushu on July 16, 2015. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Photo of the Day: Lines In the Sky In Iran

Wires extend in all directions from a pole outside of The Taj Historical House in Kashan, Iran on June 14, 2015. (Blondinrikard Fröberg/Flickr)
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Wires extend in all directions from a pole outside of The Taj Historical House in Kashan, Iran on June 14, 2015. (Blondinrikard Fröberg/Flickr)

Video: Mixed Reviews Aside, Nuclear Pact a Sign US and Iran Are Learning 'to Deal With Each Other'

(L to R) Robin Wright (via videolink), Karim Sadjadpour, Kevin Rudd, and Frank G. Wisner discuss the Iran nuclear deal on July 22 at Asia Society New York. (Elsa M. Ruiz/Asia Society)
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The landmark deal will face political and technical trouble in both Washington and Tehran, a panel of experts said Wednesday. But, they added, the agreement deserved support, and even celebration.

Weekly Rewind: Poetry in Iran, Internet Rebellion in Uzbekistan, and Japan's New 'Girl Band'

An Iranian woman walks past graffiti on a street northwest of the capital Tehran, on July 16, 2015. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.