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Before His Detainment Today, Jose Antonio Vargas on Why 'the Media Has Largely Failed' Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas appeared onstage at Asia Society New York following a screening of his film
Current Affairs

As talks on Capitol Hill to overhaul the immigration system have fizzled out in recent months, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas has embarked on a mission to educate the American public about its surging immigrant population and the cracks within its immigration laws.

Interview: How Mapping Can Help Cities Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters

Tacloban city was the worst hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. (Marcel Crozet/ILO)
Current AffairsSustainability

Crisis management expert Celina Agaton provides an update on urban recovery efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and offers a potentially life-saving prediction.

Photo of the Day: Schoolboys in India

Three school boys walk and talk on a street in Nagore, India on May 1, 2014. (Nagoor Dargah/Flickr)
Multimedia

Three schoolboys walk and talk on a street in Nagore, India on May 1, 2014. (Nagoor Dargah/Flickr)

Afghanistan Analysts Debate Causes and Solutions to the Country's Political Crisis

(L to R) Panelists Amb. Omar Samad, Clare Lockhart, and Hassan Abbas and moderator Tom Nagorski at Asia Society’s event in Washington, D.C. on July 9, 2014. (Christina Dinh/Asia Society)
Policy

In a spirited discussion at Asia Society’s Washington center, three veteran analysts of Afghanistan and Southwest Asia debated the controversy over the results of Afghanistan’s presidential election.

US Envoy: Candidates' Support of 'National Unity' Is Key to Next Afghan Government

Amb. James Dobbins, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, speaks at the Asia Society Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. on July 9, 2014. (Christina Dinh/Asia Society)

Ambassador James Dobbins, U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, said Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will need to come to a consensus about forming the next Afghan government.

Photo of the Day: Chinese Brothers on the Beach

Two little Chinese boys play with beach sand in Sanya, Hainan Province, China on June 1, 2014. (Hai yizhe/Flickr)
Multimedia

Two little Chinese boys play with beach sand in Sanya, Hainan Province, China on June 1, 2014. (Hai yizhe/Flickr)

Photos: A Look Inside the Chinese Factories That Make Your July 4 Fireworks

A worker puts together firework shells. (Epic Fireworks/Flickr)
Multimedia

Most of the fireworks exploding in the U.S. skies this weekend will have come from China, the world's largest producer and exporter.

Photo of the Day: Boat Houses Resting on Peaceful Waters in China

Locals peer out of their homes as the sun slowly breaks the mist in Hangzhou, China on June 8th, 2014. (Katarina Ahlner/Flickr)
Multimedia

Locals peer out of their homes as the sun slowly breaks the mist in Hangzhou, China on June 8th, 2014. (Katarina Ahlner/Flickr)

Listen: How Indonesia's Election Became the 'Tightest and Most Divisive' in Recent Times

 Indonesian presidential candidates Joko Widodo (L) and Prabowo Subianto (R) attend the second presidential debate in Jakarta on June 15, 2014. Campaigning for Indonesia's July presidential election officially kicked off on June 4, with favourite Joko Widodo facing a tough challenge from a Suharto-era former general with a chequered human rights record. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Ben Bland, Indonesia Correspondent for the Financial Times, assesses Indonesia’s presidential election and how it could affect Indonesia’s economy and political affairs.

Photo of the Day: Rush Hour in Vietnam

Rush hour takes on a new twist in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as the streets are dominated by two wheeled vehicles on May 5, 2014. (hermitsmoores/Flickr)
Multimedia

Rush hour takes on a new twist in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as the streets are dominated by two wheeled vehicles on May 5, 2014. (hermitsmoores/Flickr)