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Should the US Ease Sanctions on Iran? Myanmar Offers Some Lessons

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L), European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (C ) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2ndR) wait prior to a meeting on November 9, 2013, on the third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

There's debate over sanctions relief to Iran ahead of more nuclear talks in Geneva. But are sanctions effective? Suzanne DiMaggio writes for the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” about how sanctions affected the reform process in Myanmar.

Elizabeth Taylor's 1976 Trip to Iran, in Pictures

Multimedia

Photographer Firooz Zahedi reminisces about capturing a whimsical side of actress Elizabeth Taylor during their 1976 trip to Iran.

Video: The Happy Accident Behind an Iranian Artist's Pioneering Sculpture

Iranian artist Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam in New York City in September 2013.
Arts

Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam shares the inspiration behind his trailblazing interactive sculpture, begun in 1969 and now on view in Asia Society Museum's Iran Modern exhibition.

Meet the Behind-the-Scenes Players in Current US-Iranian Nuclear Negotiations

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani smiles while answering questions from Asia Society President Josette Sheeran at an Asia Society event on the sidelines of the 68th UN General Assembly in New York on Sept. 26, 2013. (Emmanuel Dunand/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio is highlighted in a Wall Street Journal story giving a behind-the-scenes look at the recent thaw in U.S.-Iran relations.

Interview: 'Iranian New Wave' Film Curator Uncovers a Precious, Threatened Legacy

Bahram Beyzaie's
Arts

A crucial, little seen period of Iranian film history comes to life at Asia Society New York for three weeks beginning this Saturday, November 2.

Interview: What it Was Like to Travel to Iran With Andy Warhol in 1976

Andy Warhol in Iran in Isfahan, Iran, in 1976. (Bob Colacello)
Lifestyle

"I have to tell you, Andy liked to stay in his hotel room and call New York, order room service," said Bob Colacello.

Excerpt: 'The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons' by Goli Taraghi

Goli Taraghi, author of
Arts

Iranian author Goli Taraghi seasons universal experiences of love, loss, exile and belonging with a sense of life's absurdity. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Monday, October 28.

Excerpt: How Robert Wilson Once Staged a Play in Iran That Lasted 168 Hours

Archival image from the 1972 Shiraz Arts Festival performance of
Arts

The legendary theater director describes how he and more than 700 collaborators put on, at Iran's Shiraz Arts Festival, a production lasting seven days. Asia Society symposium on the Shiraz Arts Festival this Saturday, October 5.

Video: Highlights of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's Asia Society Appearance

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York City on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Policy

Excerpts from Dr. Hassan Rouhani's appearance at an Asia Society event in New York City, on a wide range of topics from nuclear talks with the U.S. to his most recent reading choices.

Looking for Signs of 'Real Change' as a New Iranian Leader Visits New York

Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani (C) arrives with his entourage for an Asia Society event in New York on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Policy

Asia Society Executive VP Tom Nagorski on the change in mood of U.S.-Iran relations.