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US Officials Announce Plans for the US-India Strategic Dialogue

Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake makes remarks to the U.S.-India World Affairs Institute in Washington, D.C., on June 4, 2012. (Stella Park/Asia Society)
Policy

Major gains for both the Indian and the American people are visible, not just on the horizon, but now, writes Matt Stumpf.

Food Paradise or Hell: A New Chinese Documentary Sparks Debate

Food & RecipesLifestyle

The combination of food porn and nostalgia was potent enough to make the CCTV series an instant (if controversial) sensation.

Photo of the Day: Fiery Skies in Thailand

Multimedia

Sunset over the Grand Palace in Bankok, Thailand on August 31, 2009. (jefrois/Flickr)

On Weibo: Cultural Revolution Suicides

Lifestyle

Chinese netizens are seizing the opportunity to discuss for one of the first times the long-proscribed topic of the Cultural Revolution within the (seemingly) unmediated and open forum of the microblogging site Sina Weibo.

India Comes Out of Its Myanmar Shell

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (R) addresses reporters during a joint press conference following his meeting with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a hotel in Yangon on May 29, 2012. (Soe Zeya Tun/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, after covering Prime Minister Singh's visit to Myanmar, says India is now competing with China, Thailand and the U.S. for influence in the reforming nation.

Video: Ian Bremmer on the US, China and a New Cold War

Ian Bremmer at Asia Society Studios in New York.
Policy

Geopolitical analyst Ian Bremmer warns, "If you pretend that conflicts aren't there and you put them underneath the bed, they fester; they get worse and people get antagonized."

Photo of the Day: Sandwich Board 2.0 in India

Multimedia

Young men carry illuminated advertising signs in Kolkata, India on April 7, 2012. (Songkran/Flickr)

Interview: 'Political Stability at Home' Key to South China Sea Peace

A Philippine soldier stands guard next to fishing boats at a pier in Masinloc town, Zambales province, 140 miles from Scarborough Shoal on May 18, 2012. Philippine President Benigno Aquino told protesters to abort plans to sail May 18, to the disputed South China Sea shoal also claimed by China. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Huang Jing, Director of the Center on Asia and Globalization at the Singapore-based Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, discusses the current tensions in the South China Sea.

In China, What Does it Mean to be a Patriot?

The Chinese flag. (Flickr/Peter Fuchs)
Lifestyle

An essay published earlier this month on a Chinese blog, and then republished by The New York Times, sparked a fierce debate over the definition of "patriotism with Chinese characteristics."

Chen Guangcheng, Hoping to Return Home, 'Waiting' on China to Enforce Laws

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng listens to a question at the Council on Foreign Relations on May 31, 2012 in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng said during a public appearance today in New York that he hopes China can follow its own laws and that he can return to his native country after studying in the U.S.