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Photo of the Day: Timeless Dancer in Kalash

An elderly woman dons traditional garb at a cultural festival in Kalash, Pakistan on May 15, 2012. (manalahmadkhan/Flickr)
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An elderly woman dons traditional garb at a cultural festival in Kalash, Pakistan on May 15, 2012. (manalahmadkhan/Flickr)

Expert: New Report Shows Climate Change Actually a 'Regressive Tax' On World's Poor

A Bangladeshi woman stands outside her house in Gabura, in southern Bangladesh, after Cyclone Aila devastated the area on May 26, 2009. Low-lying southwest Bangladesh is on the frontline of the battle to adapt to climate change. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
Sustainability

Asia Society Associate Fellow Junjie Zhang says a new climate vulnerability report supports the notion that climate change will hit the poorest communities the hardest.

Watch: New Video Highlights Chinese Female Mosques and Imams

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"Last Call to Prayer," a new video from Asia Society's ChinaFile, explores the world of female-run mosques and woman imams in China's Hui Muslim population.

Carr: Australia 'Not Leveraged Against Any One National Economy'

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr speaks at The Pierre in New York City on Monday, September 24, 2012. (Asia Society/Bill Swersey)
Policy

A Chinese slowdown will not necessarily equal an end to Australian economic growth, said Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Monday before a packed house at The Pierre in New York City.

Photo of the Day: When the Sun Goes Down in Micronesia

The sun sets behind a row of palm trees in Micronesia on September 17, 2012. (myheimu/Flickr)
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The sun sets behind a row of palm trees in Micronesia on September 17, 2012. (myheimu/Flickr)

Expert: Gillard to Press for UN Security Council Bid on US Visit [Live Webcast]

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (R) listens as Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono speaks during a press conference at the Northern Territory Parliament House in Darwin on July 3, 2012. (Daniel Hartley-Allen/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Thom Woodroofe says Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard may use talks at Asia Society and other venues in New York this week to highlight her nation's role in security in Asia.

Video: How Asia Society Took the Lead in Asian Art

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President Emerita Vishakha N. Desai reflects back on the exhibitions that put Asia Society at the forefront of Asian art in America.

Video: Anti-Japan Protests a Reminder That Not Everything is Changing in China

Asia Society Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom weighs in on China and Japan's dispute over islands in the East China Sea.
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Asia Society Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom weighs in on China and Japan's dispute over islands in the East China Sea.

Photo of the Day: Business as Usual in India

An ice cream vendor mans his post on the Alleppey beach in Kerala, India on May 22, 2012. (VinothChandar/Flickr)
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An ice cream vendor mans his post on the Alleppy beach in Kerala, India on May 22, 2012. (VinothChandar/Flickr)

What Would You Ask Myanmar President Thein Sein? #asktheinsein

President of Myanmar Thien Sein in Singapore, Jan 30, 2012. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Policy

In 2011, a new, quasi-civilian government took power in Myanmar, and boldly began to implement democratic reforms which continue today. At the helm of this fluid and fragile transition is President Thein Sein, a former military brigadier general who served as Prime Minister in the previous military government led by Senior General Than Shwe.