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Photo of the Day: Floating Below the Mist in North Korea

Boats bob up and down under the stormy grey sky in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)
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Boats bob up and down under the stormy grey sky in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)

Video: Former Pakistan Ambassador Hopes for 'Calmer Dialogue' About Kashmir

Policy

“Pakistan has not been able to get the Indian part of Kashmir in four wars. A fifth war is not going to change that,” said former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Husain Haqqani in a discussion on the legacy of India's partition.

Experts Weigh in on Modi's India After One Year

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Evaristo Sa/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Narendra Modi's historic 2014 victory gave the Indian prime minister a mandate to enact major reforms after years of political stagnation. So how has Modi used that mandate in the year since?

Photo of the Day: Ancient Artefacts in China

A glimpse of ancient beauty and divinity in Beijing, China on January 13, 2015. (Tagosaku/Flickr)
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A glimpse of ancient beauty and divinity in Beijing, China on January 13, 2015. (Tagosaku/Flickr)

China's Top Diplomat to US: Stop the 'Megaphone Diplomacy'

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. (Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

China's foreign minister told an Asia Society delegation Tuesday in Beijing that his country planned to end construction on an island in the South China Sea, but that the decision had nothing to do with recent criticism or pressure from the United States.

Interview: Eva Chen on 'Accidentally' Discovering Fashion and the Future of Print Media

Editor-in-Chief of Lucky Eva Chen attends Variety's Power Of Women New York event on April 24, 2015 in New York City. (Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
Current AffairsLifestyle

"Fashion magazines exist to inspire people," says former Lucky editor-in-chief Eva Chen.

Video: A Nostalgic Love Ballad About Meat on a Stick in Beijing

'The Great LOL of China' episode 4: Chuanr. (Jesse Appell)
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In the fourth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell despairs, through song, that inflation is taking his beloved chuanr meat kebabs ever further out of reach.

Photo of the Day: Perched On a Pole and Fishing in Sri Lanka

Two men fish on stilts with great skill and courage in Uva, Sri Lanka on May 10, 2015. (Bachellier Christian/Flickr)
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Two men fish on stilts with great skill and courage in Uva, Sri Lanka on May 10, 2015. (Bachellier Christian/Flickr)

Opinion: Why Congress is Concerned About a Free Trade Deal with Asia

Demonstrators protest against the legislation to give US President Barack Obama fast-track authority to advance trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), during a protest march on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 21, 2015.  (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Policymakers shouldn’t always be so quick to blame free trade for job losses, argues former Asia Society fellow Shom Sen.

Interview: Times of India Editor on Modi's Foreign Policy, One Year In

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) gestures as Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina looks on as he arrives at the Prime Minister's Office in Dhaka on June 6, 2015. (Munir Uz Zaman/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Indrani Bagchi, Senior Diplomatic Editor with the Times of India, says India’s prime minister “has not been shy of boldly asserting India’s interests,” in a break with the country’s diplomatic tradition.