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Asia Blog's Top Five Posts of 2012

Lifestyle
The best Chinese restaurants in America, Oprah eating with her hands, and Obama's trip to Southeast Asia were among the most interesting topics to readers this year.

Gary Locke Advises Students: To Get a Job in 21st Century, Learn Chinese

Gary Locke with Chinese language learners from secondary schools throughout the city that are a part of Asia Society's International Studies School's Network or the Confucius Classrooms Network, on Dec. 17, 2012. (Anthony Jackson)
Education

Before speaking at Asia Society this week, U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke sat down with students from Asia Society's International Studies School's Network to discuss what the future holds for them in an ever-globalizing world.

13 Predictions for Asia in 2013

North Korean performers sit beneath a screen showing images of leader Kim Jong-Un at a theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 16, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offers his predictions on Asia for the year to come — but he'd "be surprised if any of them came true."

Ambassador Locke: US 'Not Trying to Contain China'

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (R) in conversation with George Stephanopoulos (C), of ABC News, and Orville Schell, Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York on December 17, 2012. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke joined ABC News' George Stephanopoulos and Asia Society's Orville Schell in a wide ranging discussion on U.S.-China relations Monday night in New York.

Experts: Time for Recalibrating US Policy Toward South Asia

(From L to R) Suzanne DiMaggio, Husain Haqqani, Frank Wisner, Alexander Evans at Asia Society on Dec.12, 2012 (Debra Eisenman/Asia Society)
Policy

At a report launch event today, panelists stressed that the opportunity now exists to implement a long-term, integrated U.S. strategy for the region.

Obama's South Asia Opportunity

President Barack Obama converses with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan at the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 12, 2010. (U.S. Department of State/Flickr)
Policy

With the end of the Afghanistan conflict, the Obama administration has a window of opportunity not seen since the end of the Cold War to refocus its strategy in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the other countries of South Asia.

Photos: In Kabul, a New National Museum for Afghanistan Starts to Take Shape

The design submitted by the Spanish firm AV62 Arquitectos SLP, above, won the International Architectural Ideas Competition for the new design for the National Museum of Afghanistan. (U.S. Embassy Kabul Afghanistan/Flickr)
Arts

After decades of neglect (and worse), a Kabul home for Afghanistan's cultural heritage has a new lease on life.

US Can't Afford to Forget About Afghanistan Yet Again

US Marine Sgt. Cody Turpen from Kilo Company of the 3rd Battalion 8th Marines Regiment shakes hand with Afghan children during a patrol in Garmser district in southern Helmand Province on June 22, 2012. (Adek Berry/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

"Unlike the early 1990s, the United States should not and will not leave Afghanistan to its neighbors alone," writes Alexander Evans, who calls for a long-term, regional strategy for the embattled country.

Don't Write Off Afghanistan as 'Mission Impossible' Just Yet, Says Expert

U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Smith talks to group of Afghan children during a combined patrol clearing operation in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on April 28, 2012. (United States Army/Flickr)
Policy

On the eve of the American pullout, experts are predicting worst-case scenarios for 2014 and beyond. But all hope is not yet lost, according to Hassan Abbas.

Interview: Hamid Dabashi Navigates 1400 Years of Persian Literary Tradition

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Arts

The Columbia University scholar discusses the theories of "literary humanism" advanced in his new book. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, November 29.