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6 Things the US Should Do to Spur Change in Myanmar

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meet in Yangon, Myanmar, December 1, 2011. (Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society is releasing a new report today — Advancing Myanmar's Transition: A Way Forward for U.S. Policy — co-authored by Suzanne DiMaggio and Priscilla Clapp, formerly the Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Burma.

Video: Photographer Kosuke Okahara on Japanese Women Who Cut Themselves

Multimedia

Watch a short film on Okahara's six years spent documenting Japan's serious problem of self-injury.

Interview: Bhi Bhiman on Making Roots Music for the 21st Century

Singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman. (Matthew Washburn)
Arts

How the son of Sri Lankan immigrant parents learns to play guitar and ends up being compared to Randy Newman.

Photo of the Day: Long-Tail Boats in Thailand

Multimedia

Long-tail boats are docked in Ao Nang beach in Thailand's Krabi Province on February 10, 2012. (Alexander Synaptic /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Valentine's Day Kiss-Off in Thailand

Multimedia

Thai couples kiss during a competition for the 'World's Longest Continuous Kiss.' (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul /AFP/Getty Images)

On US Visit, China's Xi Jinping Will 'Only Be Able to Go So Far'

US Vice President Joe Biden (R) shakes hands with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, February 14, 2012. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Mike Kulma says Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S. is a coming-out party for the presumptive new president that will do little to address thorny issues in China-U.S. relations.

Photos: The Resource Conflict in India's Coal-Mining State

Multimedia

Photography Erik Messori documents illegal coal mining in Eastern India and the health hazards affecting the population.

India’s Foreign Policy and Opportunities for Intervention

Maldives President Mohamed Waheed speaks to reporters at his office in Male on February 11, 2012. A top US diplomat arrived in the Maldives on February 11 seeking to help resolve a deepening political crisis sparked by the ousting of the Indian Ocean nation's first democratically elected president. (Ishara S.Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

India has much to gain from its strategic policy with respect to intervention in intra-state conflict, writes Andrew Billo.

Interview: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, the First Pakistani Oscar Nominee

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (C) filming 'Saving Face' in the south of Punjab, Pakistan. (Sharmeen Obaid Films)
Lifestyle

The Asia Society Associate Fellow says winning an Academy Award would allow "people to see a different side of Pakistan, even if it is just for one night."

Photos (and Video): The Quotidian Beauty of Pakistan

Multimedia

Multimedia journalist Nushmia Khan shares photos of everyday life in Pakistan.