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Abbas on Charlie Rose: Saleem Shahzad 'Hurt' Pakistan's Military, Al Qaeda

Asia Society Fellow and director of the society's Pakistan 2020 Study Group, Hassan Abbas, appeared on The Charlie Rose Show on June 1, 2011.
Policy

Asia Society Fellow and director of the society's Pakistan 2020 Study Group, Hassan Abbas, appeared on The Charlie Rose Show.

Basic Research the Key to Climate Mitigation, Adaptation

Some climate scientists believe that the summer 2010 floods in Pakistan (above) and heatwave in Russia came from the same climate pattern. (Sajjad Qayyum/AFP/Getty Images)
Sustainability

Columbia Water Center experts assess the shortcomings of the recent G8 summit, and the pressing need for basic climate science.

Interview: Maziar Bahari on His 'Duty' to Discuss Situation in Iran

Maziar Bahari speaks during a press conference after the first hearing in Tehran on August 1, 2009 in the trial of 100 people accused of rioting after the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Iranian-Canadian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari will appear at the Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30pm to discuss his new book Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival.

Simon Tay: Does Asia Need the IMF?

Asia Society Global Council Co-Chair Simon Tay speaking in Hong Kong in fall 2010. (Asia Society Hong Kong Center)
Business

If the IMF refuses to recognizes Asia's place in a changing world, says Simon Tay, then Asians shouldn't hesitate to look for alternatives. 

Vishakha Desai's Top Five Books on Asian Women

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai.
Arts

Asia Society's President recommends five books on the role of women in Asia past and present. 

'Forum Wider Than the G8' Needed to Address Sustainability Issues

Anti-G8 activists hold globes reading 'Hello G20? This is the rest of the world' as they take part in a demonstration, on May 21, 2011 in Le Havre, northwestern France, to denounce last week's G8 summit in Deauville, France. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)
Sustainability

This is the first installment of Asia Society's Sustainability Roundtable, a regular feature on the re:ASIA blog featuring insight and analysis on current events from our team of sustainability experts. This week, we asked our roundtable to reflect on last week's G8 summit, which took place May 26-27 in Deauville, France. How did the summit address issues such as nuclear safety, climate change and the ongoing bioenergy debate?

Najam Sethi: Pakistan Deadly Place for Press [UPDATED]

Pakistani journalists protest the killing of Wali Khan Babar, a reporter with local television channel Geo News, during a rally in Karachi on Jan. 14, 2011. Babar was believed to be yet another victim of ongoing targeted killings on Jan. 13 in Karachi. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Friday Times Editor-in-Chief Najam Sethi says journalists are both part of the problem and the solution in Pakistan.

Harney: 'Japan's politicians are failing the country' [UPDATED]

A girl holds her petition to ask the education ministry to protect children from radioactive contamination at Fukushima prefecture during a rally at the Education Ministry in Tokyo on May 23, 2011. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"Politicians in Tokyo are lollygagging and bickering over partisan issues instead of offering practical ideas for rebuilding the devastated regions," says Asia Society Associate Fellow Alexandra Harney.

Interview: Author of Intolerant Indian Calls for 'Conscious Celebration of Diversity'

Muslim women from Indian state of Gujarat shout anti-government slogans during a protest in New Delhi on December 28, 2010 against the discrimination, exclusion and persecution of Muslims. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Veteran Indian journalist Gautam Adhikari will appear at the Asia Society in New York on Thursday, June 2, to discuss his new book, The Intolerant Indian: Why We Must Rediscover A Liberal Space.

Lawsuit in French Court Shows Uzbekistan Mindful of Its Image

Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov addresses UN headquarters in New York on Sept. 20, 2010. A lawsuit currently in French courts reveals Karimov's family to be sensitive about his being referred to as a
Policy

The word "dictator" sets off a fit of pique on an international stage.