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Meet the Behind-the-Scenes Players in Current US-Iranian Nuclear Negotiations

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani smiles while answering questions from Asia Society President Josette Sheeran at an Asia Society event on the sidelines of the 68th UN General Assembly in New York on Sept. 26, 2013. (Emmanuel Dunand/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio is highlighted in a Wall Street Journal story giving a behind-the-scenes look at the recent thaw in U.S.-Iran relations.

Will China's Leaders Announce Major Economic Reforms This Weekend?

Soldiers dressed as ushers hold umbrellas in the rain at the entrance of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 12, 2013. China's ruling Communist Party will gather in Beijing from November 9-12 to discuss a possible furthering of economic reforms. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Political economist Barry Naughton explains just what China's upcoming "Third Plenum" is, and why its outcome could have worldwide significance.

Interview: Evan Osnos on Xi's Biggest Puzzle and 'Acute Dumpling Withdrawal'

L to R: Members of the Politburo Standing Committee Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli in Beijing on Nov. 15, 2012, the day China's ruling Communist Party revealed the new Politburo Standing Committee. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Newly transferred to Washington, veteran China-watcher Evan Osnos discusses China's leadership change and life after Beijing. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, November 7.

Young Afghan Leader Says Fair Elections Will Prevent New 'Dark Ages' in His Country

Asia Society 21 Afghanistan Young Leader Jamil Danish in Kabul in October 2013.
Policy

As the international press fixates on worst-case scenarios for Afghanistan's future, a new generation of Afghans set their sights on free and fair elections leading to a legitimate government in 2014.

Interview: Blue Skies So Rare in China They Are Considered 'Tourist Attractions'

Beijing's air quality in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013, as pictured by China Air Daily.
Policy

With China's air quality once again making headlines in recent weeks, we check in with China Air Daily's Michael Zhao to see if there's any reason for hope.

Odd Arne Westad Wins 2013 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award

Odd Arne Westad has won Asia Society's 2013 Bernard Schwartz Book Award for
Policy

“I was inspired to write," says this year's Bernard Schwartz Book Award winner, "because I thought we needed more of a China-centered history of Chinese international affairs.”

Abbas: Obama and Sharif Meeting Signals Action Must Follow Words

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on Oct. 23, 2013. (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)
Policy

After a meeting in the Oval Office, U.S.-Pakistan relations are clearly improving, notes Asia Society Senior Adviser Hassan Abbas — but American drone strikes are an increasingly divisive sticking point.

Interview: Pink is Powerful as India's 'Gulabi Gang' Offers Hope for Oppressed Women

Sampat Pal, leader of India's
Policy

Dressed in a bright pink sari and armed with a bamboo stick, 55-year old Sampat Pal has become the unlikely leader of a grassroots movement for women's rights in India.

Afghanistan in 2014: Three Young Afghans Look Ahead to a Game-Changing Year

Policy

As Asia Society's Afghanistan 21 Young Leaders prepare to meet in Kabul, Asia Blog spoke with former fellows about the year ahead, which will bring a new president and the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

US Needs More Exchanges to Compete With China Making Inroads Worldwide

People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping (2L) and wife Peng Liyuan (L) pose with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (2R) and his wife Mrs. Ani Yudhoyono in Jakarta on Oct. 2, 2013. President Xi was in Indonesia for two days to discuss bilateral trade with the Indonesian president. (Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)
Policy

China's economic agreements and aggressive marketing of itself should not be seen as a threat to America, writes a former U.S. State Department official, but a challenge.