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David Merkel: An Update on Central Asia (Complete)

HOUSTON, February 6, 2014 — Former State Department official David A. Merkel discusses discusses the situation in Central Asia now that America is withdrawing many of its troops from Afghanistan, as well as the presidential elections taking place in that country on April 5, 2014. (1 hr., 2 min.)


Arts
 /  New York
Iranian author Goli Taraghi discusses her new short story collection, which ranges from privileged childhoods in Tehran to adult exile in Paris and elsewhere.
Arts
 /  New York
The story behind his film "The Way We Dance."
Arts
 /  New York
Bob Colacello looks back on a visit to Tehran in the 1970s.
Arts
 /  New York
Bob Colacello, Layla S. Diba and Nicky Nodjoumi revisit Iran's contemporary art scene of the 1960s and '70s.
Lifestyle
 /  New York
Asia Society President Josette Sheeran describes Asia Society's mission and outlines its goals for the future.
Lifestyle
 /  New York
The Blackstone CEO and Chairman gives a special address on the Schwarzman Scholars program at China's Tsinghua University.
Lifestyle
 /  New York
Mumbai-San Francisco collaborators perform at 2013 Awards Dinner.
Lifestyle
 /  New York
MTV World General Manager Nusrat Durrani accepts Asia Society's Cultural Achievement Award.
Lifestyle
 /  New York
Founding Partner of TPG David Bonderman accepts the Global Leadership Award at Asia Society's 2013 Awards Dinner.
Policy
 /  New York
Stephen Bird, Citi Asia Pacific's chief executive officer, announces Citi's support of the Asia Society Policy Institute.
Lifestyle
 /  New York
Kees Kruythoff, president of Unilever North America, accepts Asia Society's Global Citizenship Award at the 2013 Awards Dinner.
Arts
 /  New York
Assessing the long-term influence of the Shiraz Arts Festival.