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Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Aims to 'Disrupt' in Provocative New Film

Immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas (L) and Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski (R) onstage at Asia Society New York on May 1, 2014. (Anna Webber/Getty Images for Define American)
Current Affairs

After a screening of his new film Documented, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist joined Asia Society for a provocative, moving, and funny conversation.

Photo of the Day: Out for a Stroll in Taiwan

A distant portrait of a man out for a walk in Taichung, Taiwan on April 20, 2014. (Mark Forman/Flickr)
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A distant portrait of a man out for a walk in Taichung, Taiwan on April 20, 2014. (Mark Forman/Flickr)

Interview: Genre-Bending Japanese Novelist on 'Political' Writing, Post-Fukushima

Writer Hideo Furukawa, one of the contributors to the fourth edition (2014) of the literary journal
Arts

One of Japan's most lauded authors explains why genre distinctions don't concern him and how the March 2011 disaster made him realize he's a "political" writer. In-person at Asia Society New York May 3.

Photo of the Day: Sunset Over the City in Singapore

The sky is lit up in vivid blue and orange streaks as the sun sets over Singapore on April 30, 2014. (William Cho/Flickr)
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The sky is lit up in vivid blue and orange streaks as the sun sets over Singapore on April 30, 2014. (William Cho/Flickr)

Listen: India Analysts Describe 'Opportunity' and 'Optimism' of National Elections

Indian polling staff match their individual electoral lists after collecting electronic voting machines and other election material at a distribution centre in Amritsar on April 29, 2014 on the eve of Lok Sabha - lower house - elections. (Nariner Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

A panel of veteran India analysts met in Washington, D.C. to discuss how India's national elections could influence the country's prospects for economic growth and international relations.

Photo of the Day: Bathed in a Golden Glow in Cambodia

The sky is streaked in golden rays as the sun rises over Angkor Wat, Cambodia on April 4, 2014. (Jared Smith/Flickr)
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The sky is streaked in golden rays as the sun rises over Angkor Wat, Cambodia on April 4, 2014. (Jared Smith/Flickr)

Afghan Media Mogul Compares American Cable News to 'Professional Wrestling'

Saad Mohseni
Current Affairs

During a recent visit to New York, Saad Mohseni, founder of the largest media company in Afghanistan, said some U.S. cable news networks "could learn a lot from the Afghans."

Photo of the Day: A Lone Boatman in Laos

Dressed in bright red, a boatman paddles his way through calm waters in Laos on March 19, 2014. (jean jacques chaffois/Flickr)
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Dressed in bright red, a boatman paddles his way through calm waters in Laos on March 19, 2014. (jean jacques chaffois/Flickr)

Video: Foreign Investment and Indonesia's 'Big Messy Democracy'

Control Risk Group's Dane Chamorro.
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Control Risk Group's Dane Chamorro discusses the upcoming presidential election in Indonesia and its potential effect on foreign investment in the world's third-largest democracy.

Photo of the Day: Walking Through A Rice Field

A farmer strolls through a bright green field of rice in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on March 6, 2014. (Etienne Girardet/Flickr)
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A farmer strolls through a bright green field of rice in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on March 6, 2014. (Etienne Girardet/Flickr)