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Asia Abridged Podcast: Afghanistan's President on His Country's Ongoing War

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks at Asia Society in New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Ashraf Ghani discusses the Taliban insurgency and shares his thoughts on Donald Trump.

What Should the Trump Administration Do in Asia? 11 Experts Weigh In

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) signs two executive orders during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security with Vice President Mike Pence, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and other officials January 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Distinguished individuals from academia, the media, the military, the government, and the private sector provide advice for the 45th president. 

Interview: Sudarsan Raghavan on Afghanistan's 'Pivotal Transformations'

Afghan shoppers look for brooms at a roadside shop in Herat on April 9, 2014. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Washington Post reporter and Osborn Elliott Prize winner discusses how the country has — and hasn't — changed in the 15 years since 9/11.

How a Robust Media Has Transformed Afghanistan

Young Afghan children carry cow dung, to be used as fuel, as they walk on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)
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Saad Mohseni describes how his country's spirited media scene has helped it recover from Taliban rule.

Book Excerpt: 'The Taliban Revival' by Hassan Abbas

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Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas's new book charts the resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan's tribal border areas.

Cultural Diplomacy with US Sends Crucial Message to Afghanistan's Young People

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A regular, sustained exchange of ideas and values would signal to Afghan youth that this time, the U.S. isn't about to forget them.

Interview: Afghanistan Observer Sees Same 'Failed Status Quo' Continuing After Election

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Speaking frankly on the eve of Afghanistan's 2014 presidential election, journalist Anand Gopal sees no end in sight for the country's 30-year conflict.

Yes, the Afghanistan Election is Important — But So is the Day After

Afghan men crowd a field at a political rally during a campaign stop by presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul in Bamiyan on April 1, 2014. (Hashmatullah/AFP/Getty Images)
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A member of Asia Society's Afghanistan Young Leaders Initiative reminds readers that Afghanistan's April 5 election is "only a means to an end — a stable, peaceful, inclusive, and prosperous Afghanistan."

2014: South Asia's Make or Break Year

An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on July 2, 2013. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
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2013 was a challenging year for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and this year could define the fate of the region for years to come. The U.S. can enhance stability by pursuing a regional strategy.

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