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Shyam Saran: US Must Tackle Pakistan's 'Long-Standing Policy of Using Cross-Border Terrorism'

Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations and implications for India at Asia Society New York on May 11, 2011. (5 min., 20 sec.)
Policy

Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations and India's role in the region. 

Two Months On, Japan Still Needs Our Support

A mother prays for her missing child at the Okawa elementary school in the tsunami-devastated city of Ishinomaki, in Japan's Miyagi prefecture on May 11, 2011. (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai urges Asia Society readers to donate to continued relief efforts through our sister organization, the Japan Society.

Video: Peter Bergen Argues Pakistan Too Big to Fail

In New York on May 5, 2011, Peter Bergen reflects on his meeting with Osama bin Laden and discusses the future of al Qaeda with Joe Klein. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images))
Policy

Video: Peter Bergen discusses meeting bin Laden, Al Qaeda and the Middle East protests, Pakistan's role, and the future of Afghanistan at Asia Society. 

Video: Fahimda Riaz Brings Down the House at Asia Society

Arts

One of Pakistan's most revered poets slays the crowd at Asia Society's mushaira. 

Faiysal AliKhan: Relief, Shock Mark Pakistani Reaction to Bin Laden News

Asia Society Associate Fellow Faiysal AliKhan speaking from Islamabad via Skype on May 6, 2011 (video below).
Policy

An Asia Society Fellow in Islamabad describes reactions on the ground in Pakistan to Osama bin Laden's death. 

Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads' Unveiled in New York Despite Artist's Absence

Ai Weiwei's <i>Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads</i> now on view in New York City, May 4, 2011. (Elaine Merguerian)
Arts

A steady, cold spring rain did not deter some 200 people from attending this morning’s official opening of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads outdoor installation in New York City.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Lauds Report on Chinese Investment, but has Harsh Words for China

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

Speaking at the launch of an Asia Society paper entitled An American Door?, Gary Locke, nominated to be the next Ambassador to China, warned that China has been "narrowing its commercial environment" to U.S investors.

Java Rap Stars to Perform at Asia Society on May 14

Jogja Hip Hop Foundation. (Photo courtesy of the artists)
Arts

If there were any doubt that hip hop music is truly a global phenomenon, Indonesia's Jogja Hip Hop Foundation settles the issue. 

Peter Bergen Lands Osama Bin Laden Manhunt Book Deal

Peter Bergen, second from right, with Osama bin Laden in 1997.
Lifestyle

The CNN analyst is appearing at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, May 5, 2011.

Should America Be Afraid of Chinese Investment?

US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, shown here in Washington, DC in Jan. 2011, delivers the keynote at Asia Society's report launch in DC on May 4, 2011. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

Is the US prepared for direct investment from China?