What the standoff in the Himalayas means for relations between Asia's two powers
An old man sits beside an old bell in Chimi Lhakgang, Bhutan on May 1, 2014. (Stephen Wolfe/Flickr)
Asia Society's Tom Nagorski reports on some of the many powerful moments in a three-day gathering aimed at bringing great minds and talent together to tackle issues across the Asia Pacific.
A Bhutanese woman outside a polling station, waits to cast her vote in the second ever parliamentary election in Paro, Bhutan on May 31, 2013. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
After Thursday's vote added two key Asia-Pacific allies, the U.S. could now find greater support in pursuing actions favorable to its interests in the region, writes Andrew Billo.
Globetrotting photographer Ellen Kaplowitz tells Asia Blog, "I’ve learned a lot from the people I’ve photographed," and has the pictures to prove it.
Sloping fields of rice dot the countryside in Bhutan on May 14, 2012. (Mandala Travel/Flickr)
While the U.N. debates the merits of Bhutan's way of thinking, Asia Society's Andrew Billo writes that wellbeing and happiness in Southeast Asia can only be achieved by avoiding resource depletion.
Multimedia storytelling project about happiness in Bhutan.