Beautifully smooth tarmac and well-kept buildings line the deserted streets Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on January 16, 2013. (Neil Melville-Kenney/Flickr)
Two U.S. graduate students design kites with sensors that can easily monitor Beijing's air quality and send data back to the people on the ground.
Asia Society Associate Fellow Faiysal Alikhan says due to tensions roiling the country "it seems unlikely" that Pakistan's historic elections later this year will be held as scheduled.
A view of the snow-covered countryside from a train heading to Tokyo, Japan on January 16, 2013. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar told an audience at Asia Society that despite tough talk from India this week, Pakistan remains committed to dialogue with the country to find "peacefully coexist."
Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says Pakistan's election slated for later this year is crucial for the country's progress, though many in Pakistan are skeptical.
A little girl looks at her photo on a digital camera screen in Chennai, India on January 15, 2013. (Ravages/Flickr)
As the "airpocalypse" continues in northern China, we check in with Michael Zhao, founder of Asia Society's China Air Daily website, to see if there are any signs of hope.
Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Rachel Beitarie reply to Nicholas Kristof's New York Time's piece predicting that Xi Jinping will spearhead an economic reform resurgence.
With violent extremism plunging the country to new lows, Pakistan needs to focus all its energies on a multi-dimensional counter-extremism strategy at home, writes M. Bilal Lakhani.