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Hassan Abbas
Hassan Abbas
Dr. Hassan Abbas was a 2010 Bernard Schwartz Fellow, focusing on U.S.-South Asia relations, especially in the context of political dynamics in Pakistan and Afghanistan. more
Huamaira Bachal at the Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Zhenjiang, China in December 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)

Interview: Why Humaira Bachal Fights for Quality Education in Pakistan

The Asia 21 Young Leader explains how, at the age of 12, she decided to dedicate herself to providing children in Pakistan with an education. more
An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on July 2, 2013. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

2014: South Asia's Make or Break Year

2013 was a challenging year for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and this year could define the fate of the region for years to come. The U.S. can enhance stability by pursuing a regional strategy. more
Typhoon Haiyan, better known as Yolanda in the Philippines, touched down on November 11, 2013, the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos: From Basketball Diplomacy to a Super Typhoon, Asia's Year in Pictures

As the world bids 2013 farewell, we look back at some of the year's most memorable people and events from Asia. more
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shown here reviewing a military parade in Pyongyang on July 27, could be waving goodbye to hopes from the international community that he would "behave better" in 2013.  (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Scorecard: What Was Predicted for Asia's 2013 — and What Actually Happened

A year ago, Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offered his predictions on Asia for the year ahead. How many of them came true? more
Pakistani education rights activist Malala Yousafzai, 16, finished second in our Asia's Person of the Year poll last year. Can she win in 2013? (Yui Mok/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Help Us Choose Asia's Person of the Year for 2013

Who will follow in the footsteps of 2011 winner Aung San Suu Kyi and 2012 winner Imran Khan and take the honor for 2013? That's totally up to you. more
Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski (middle row, R) welcomes the crowd at the 2013 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Zhenjiang, China, on Dec. 6, 2013. (Asia Society)

Meet the Group of Asian Young Leaders Putting 'Passion Into Action'

Asia Society's Tom Nagorski reports on some of the many powerful moments in a three-day gathering aimed at bringing great minds and talent together to tackle issues across the Asia Pacific. more

Asia 21 Summit: Shoaib Iqbal

Asia 21 Young Leader Shoaib Iqbal says "you need to work with people." more
L to R: Sadia Yousaf, Batool Fatima, Sana Mir, Asmavia Iqbal and Qanita Jalil of the Pakistan Women's Cricket Team, featured in "The Other Half of Tomorrow." (Andreas Burgess)

Screening: Documentary Shows Faces of 'Tomorrow's' Pakistan

A new documentary, screening Nov. 21 at Asia Society New York, gives audiences a major opportunity to see other sides of contemporary Pakistan. more
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on Oct. 23, 2013. (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Abbas: Obama and Sharif Meeting Signals Action Must Follow Words

U.S.-Pakistan relations are clearly improving, notes Asia Society Senior Adviser Hassan Abbas, but American drone strikes are an increasingly divisive sticking point. more