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Daring to Hope: Afghanistan 21 Fellows Take Aim at Myriad Issues Facing Their Country

Members of Asia Society's Afghanistan's Young Leaders Initiative.
Policy

Introducing the latest group of fellows in Asia Society's landmark Afghanistan 21 program: Ten young men and six young women, journalists, business people, diplomats and NGO workers.

Interview: MSF Doctor on Afghanistan's Steep Challenges to Women's Health

Bamiyan, 2009: An Afghan midwife helps a mother nurse her newborn baby at the Bamiyan Provincial hospital. Photo featured in the ART WORKS exhibition
Policy

Severine Caluwaerts of Médecins Sans Frontières explains why women's health is such an uphill struggle in Afghanistan. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, October 3.

Photos/Interview: Arresting Images Capture Afghan Women 'Between Peace and War'

Kabul, 2002: Switan, age ten, looks into the window of the Herat restaurant. She gazes at people eating with the hopes of getting leftovers and makes 50,000 to 70,000 Afghani ($2.50 U.S.) per day begging from foreigners. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Multimedia

A powerful traveling photo exhibition helps educate the world about the plight of women in Afghanistan. Related panel discussion at Asia Society New York this Thursday, October 3.

Video: What is the Afghanistan Government's 'Red Line' Regarding the Taliban?

Afghanistan Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul (R) and journalist John Hockenberry at Asia Society New York on September 24, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Watch highlights from Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul's talk, including what he thinks of Afghanistan's "Twitter generation."

Why Iran President's US Visit Brings Opportunity for Re-Engagement

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani attends a session of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran on September 3, 2013. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

On the eve of newly-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's visit to the United States, a series of positive signals indicate Tehran is readying itself to engage in diplomacy aimed at reducing tensions with Washington.

Former U.S. Ambassador: A Fresh Start in Pakistan?

Then-Senators Joseph Biden and John Kerry with Nawaz Sharif during a U.S. congressional election monitoring trip to Lahore, Pakistan, in February 2008. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Policy

With new personnel in key positions, writes Cameron Munter, Americans and Pakistanis have a chance to move past some of the damage their relationship has suffered in recent years.

Interview: Mother, Daughter Preserve Art Form in One of World's Most Volatile Places

Peshawar-based company LEL works to preserve pietra dura, the art of handcrafted stone inlay, adhering to ancient techniques but with contemporary innovations. Above: Iznik filigree tabletop. (Omer Gilani@Happa Studio)
Arts

Together with their team of Afghan and Pushtun artisans, Peshawar-based entrepreneurs Farhana and Meherunnisa Asad are preserving a decorative art that had been slowly petering out.

Biden 'Reaffirms' a US-India Relationship in Need of Stoking

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (C) interacts with students during a visit to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai on July 25, 2013. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Pramit Pal Chaudhuri reports from India on U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's attempt to strengthen ties with a crucial ally in Asia.

Interview: 'Spice Spoon' Blogger Samples Pakistani, Afghan and Iranian Cooking

Chicken kebab sliders with mint aïoli, one of the many delicacies highlighted on Shayma Saadat's blog
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Toronto-based writer and photographer Shayma Saadat draws on her mixed heritage to cook up an award-winning "food memoir" blog.

Photo of the Day: Young Nomad Looks for Plastic in Afghanistan

A young nomad girl looks on as she searches amongst the garbage for iron and plastic items to sell in Ghazni, Afghanistan on May 28, 2013. (Rahmatullah Alizada/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

A young nomad girl looks on as she searches amongst the garbage for iron and plastic items to sell in Ghazni, Afghanistan on May 28, 2013. (Rahmatullah Alizada/AFP/Getty Images)