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A fisherman throws his net into the water at Inle Lake, Myanmar on March 7, 2014. (Basil Strahm/Flickr)

India Election: Deciphering the Foreign Policies of BJP and Congress

An Indian man pauses after voting at a polling station on April 17, 2014 in the Jodhpur District in the desert state of Rajasthan, India. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Policy

Tridivesh Singh Maini, a participant in Asia Society's India-Pakistan Young Leaders Initiative, explores what the campaign rhetoric from India's major political parties tells us about their approach to international relations.

Photo of the Day: A Canopy of Blossoms in Japan

A path is canopied by cherry blossom branches laden with flowers in Tokyo, Japan on April 4, 2014. (Sach.S/Flickr)
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A path is canopied by cherry blossom branches laden with flowers in Tokyo, Japan on April 4, 2014. (Sach.S/Flickr)

How China's Security Commission Can Manage Crises By Learning from the Past

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (2L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping (3rd L) during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People April 9, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Policy

Matt Stumpf, Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Washington office, proposes five practices to make the commission more effective.

Can Women Affect the Outcome of India's Elections?

Shown here on February 6, 2014, Indian Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy is a co-author of the six-point Womanifesto 2014 document. (Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In the midst of India's national election, Asia Society's President Emerita sees hope for the country's women in the new six-point manifesto released by a group of prominent activists.

Photo of the Day: Celebrating the Birthday of a God in India

A Hindu devotee dressed as a deity, in preparations to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, in New Delhi, India on April 15, 2014. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Hindu devotee dressed as a deity, in preparations to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, in New Delhi, India on April 15, 2014. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

Cultural Diplomacy with US Sends Crucial Message to Afghanistan's Young People

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ArtsCurrent Affairs

A regular, sustained exchange of ideas and values would signal to Afghan youth that this time, the U.S. isn't about to forget them.

Asia Society Online Looking for Summer 2014 Interns

Check out these exciting Summer 2014 internship opportunities with the online team at Asia Society's New York headquarters.
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Check out these exciting Summer 2014 internship opportunities with the online team at Asia Society's New York headquarters.

Photo of the Day: A Sea of Revelers in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi revelers march during a rally in celebration of the Bengali New Year, or Pohela Boishakh, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 14, 2014.(Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
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Bangladeshi revelers march during a rally in celebration of the Bengali New Year, or Pohela Boishakh, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 14, 2014.(Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

The Scholar-Spy Who Saw Tibet's Densatil Monastery in All Its Glory

A historic photograph of the Densatil Monastery taken by an anonymous photographer at an unknown date. Image courtesy of David Holler.
Arts

How the "Great Game," the 19th-century imperial rivalry between Great Britain and Russia that stretched across Asia, may have touched on the famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Exhibition on view at Asia Society Museum through May 18, 2014.

Listen: How India’s 'Politics of Aspiration' Are Shaping Its National Elections

An elderly Indian voter, seen sitting on her son's bicycle, gestures her inked-marked finger as others wait in line to vote outside a polling station in Koliabor, in Assam state's Nagaon district some 180 kms east of Guwahati, on April 7, 2014. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Marshall Bouton, Interim Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute, talks with WNYC's Brian Lehrer about India's shift from "politics of scarcity" to "politics of aspiration."