U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns said that whether the United States can maintain its focus on Asia amid competing pressures in the international arena will be “the great challenge of our time."
In pictures: Afghanistan gears up for its third presidential election since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Incumbent Hamid Karzai, who has held office since 2004, will step down to make room for a new head of state.
Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, speaks about the Obama Administration’s efforts to “rebalance” American foreign policy towards the Asia-Pacific region.
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."
Jayant Sinha, a parliamentary candidate for the BJP, shared his personal views on the upcoming elections and state of affairs in India in an AsiaConnect briefing from the Asia Society Policy Institute.
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