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Interview: Journalist's 'Indus Republic' Tells a 'Ghost Story' About a Diminished River

The Indus River near Kalabagh, Pakistan. (arsalank2/Flickr)
Current Affairs

"Water is increasingly becoming a battlefront within Pakistan," says Karachi-based Osborn Elliott Prize finalist Alizeh Kohari. "It seems we're always confronted with the prospect of a deluge or a desert here."

Interview: Will Forced Urbanization in China Create a New 'Permanent Underclass'?

Rural residents pose in front of their new houses near the city of Anshun, Guizhou Province, in February 2014. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

New York Times journalist Ian Johnson, a finalist for this year's Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia, discusses the double-edged sword of Chinese urbanization.

Video: Is China's Turn to Fracking a Reason to 'Ban it Everywhere Else?'

Mother Jones interactive producer Jaeah Lee at Asia Society New York on June 11, 2014.
Current AffairsSustainability

As energy consultants and journalists assess China's alternatives to burning coal, not everyone sees fracking as the solution to all its energy problems.

How New Geopolitical Risks Are Shaping Asia’s Business Landscape

Chinese nationals disembark from the passenger vessel Wuzhishan after the ship arrived at the Xiuying Port on May 20, 2014 in Haikou, China. The first group of violence-stricken Chinese workers, 989 in total, arrived at Xiuying Port from Vietnam to escape rioters protesting against a Chinese oil rig that was erected in an area of the South China Sea that they believe to be Vietnamese territory. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, Wadsworth Fellow with the Asia Society Policy Institute, looks at how businesses can better manage risks arising from tensions within Asia.

MTV World Head Envisions Pop Culture 'Global Community' in Asia Society Talk

Nusrat Durrani addressing Asia Society's 2014 Diversity Leadership Forum in New York City on June 9, 2014.
Current AffairsLifestyle

MTV World General Manager Nusrat Durrani opens up about being an "outsider in India" during keynote address at Asia Society's 2014 Diversity Leadership Forum.

Photo of the Day: Fishing on the Calm Waters of Cambodia

A fisherman sits patiently for the catch of the day in Kampot, Cambodia on April 29, 2014. (Brett Davies/Flickr)
Multimedia

A fisherman sits patiently for the catch of the day in Kampot, Cambodia on April 29, 2014. (Brett Davies/Flickr)

'Quartz' Names New Top Editor — Watch His Recent Asia Society Appearance Here

Bobby Ghosh speaking at Asia Society New York on May 19, 2014. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Bobby Ghosh, new managing editor of Quartz, voiced concern about India's "absence of a voice on the left" at Asia Society New York last month.

Photo of the Day: Riding Through the Cherry Blossoms in Japan

A slope car makes its way down a trail of cherry blossoms from the top of a hill in Funaoka Castle Ruin Park, Japan on April 17, 2014. (かがみ~/Flickr)
Multimedia

A slope car makes its way down a trail of cherry blossoms from the top of a hill in Funaoka Castle Ruin Park, Japan on April 17, 2014. (かがみ~/Flickr)

Interview: What Costs Will Fracking Bring to China?

(James West)
Current AffairsSustainability

Fracking has some potential to offset China's dependence on coal, but already-burdened local communities will still bear the brunt of resulting costs. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, June 11.

Photo of the Day: Light Trails in Taiwan

The traffic flows on the overpasses in Taoyuan, Taiwan on May 17, 2014. (Max Chu/Flickr)
Multimedia

The traffic flows on the overpasses in Taoyuan, Taiwan on May 17, 2014. (Max Chu/Flickr)