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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Talks Banking, Politics, and Surviving an Assassination Attempt

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Policy

Appearing in conversation with Josette Sheeran at Asia Society on Tuesday, Shaukat Aziz reinforced his belief that free trade would help foster peace in the volatile region.

Clinton Policy Advisor: Trump a 'Dangerous Proposition' as Commander in Chief

Kevin Rudd in conversation with Jake Sullivan. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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In a wide-ranging foreign policy discussion at Asia Society, Jake Sullivan said it was "difficult to know" where the Republican frontrunner stands on key issues.

Interview: Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa on Charlie Parker, Ravi Shankar, and the Other F-Word

Rudresh Mahanthappa (Jimmy Katz)
Arts

The Indian-American saxophonist discusses his heritage, musical influences, and why Ravi Shankar's appearance at Woodstock was both the "best and worst thing" to happen to Indian music.

Photo of the Day: Waiting by the River Bank in India

A row of boats wait by the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi, India on November 23, 2015. (Juan Antonio F. Segal/Flickr)
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A row of boats wait by the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi, India on November 23, 2015. (Juan Antonio F. Segal/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)
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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?

Interview: Nisid Hajari on the Partition of India and the Lasting India-Pakistan Rivalry

Pakistani Rangers, in black, and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel perform the daily retreat ceremony on the India-Pakistan Border at Wagah on September 17, 2014. (Narinder Nanu/Getty Images)
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Nisid Hajari, author of the new book Midnight’s Furies, discusses how India’s Partition in 1947 continues to affect India-Pakistan relations today. He appears at Asia Society New York on June 16.

Book Excerpt: 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition' by Nisid Hajari

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Read an excerpt from Nisid Hajari's new book 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition,' which explores the birth of the India-Pakistan rivalry and seeks to chart the history of the Indian subcontinent’s feuding siblings.

Photo of the Day: Guards of the Ruins in Sri Lanka

Two grey langurs sit together at an old ruin site in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on March 22, 2015. (pasosypedales.blogspot.com/Flickr)
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Two grey langurs sit together at an old ruin site in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on March 22, 2015. (pasosypedales.blogspot.com/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Steaming Cup of Tea in India

A roadside vendor pours tea in Jaipur, India on March 24, 2015. (James.Man/Flickr)
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A roadside vendor pours tea in Jaipur, India on March 24, 2015. (James.Man/Flickr)