The Oscar-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actress reminisces about growing up in Iran, defends her work in the show "24" and enthuses about her role in Jon Stewart's upcoming directorial debut.
A market street full of glittering jewelry stalls awaits customers in Hong Kong on January 1, 2014. (Luca Mascaro/ Flickr)
A shopkeeper is surrounded by her dried goods and wares at an indoor market in Bangkok, Thailand on January 1, 2014. (Tord Sollie/ Flickr)
A Hello Kitty character pounds rice cakes at the Sanrio Puroland Theme Park in Tokyo, Japan on January 5, 2014. (Tomhohiro Ohtake/Flickr)
2013 was a challenging year for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and this year could define the fate of the region for years to come. The U.S. can enhance stability by pursuing a regional strategy.
Women maneuver their produce-laden boats at the Lok Baintain floating market in South Kalimantan, Indonesia on December 31, 2013. (killerturnip/Flickr)
China scholars Elizabeth Economy and Zha Daojiong contrast U.S. and Chinese approaches to investment and development worldwide. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York this Thursday, January 9.
The yellow facade of a temple stands out from a view atop a building in Zhenjiang, China on December 6, 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob)
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