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Houston, Mar. 3, 2010: Nicholas Platt, former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, called on the US to "stay the course" in its efforts to foster stable government in that country. (Jeff Fantich Photography)

Nicholas Platt: Pakistan 'Not A Failed State'

Fmr. US ambassador says immature political elites pose a more serious threat than the Taliban. more
Pakistani paramilitary soldiers capture mock terrorists during an anti-terror drill in Karachi on Sept. 30, 2009. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)
Lessons and Challenges for Pakistan
Pakistan is learning the hard way that religious extremists of all stripes are bad for the country. more
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof discusses the challenges facing women worldwide at Rice University on Oct. 25. (Jeff Fantich Photography)

Nicholas Kristof on Turning Oppression into Opportunity

When it comes to improving women's lives, “There’s no silver bullet, but education comes the closest,” says columnist. more
L to R: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Jamie Metzl, Mary Anne Weaver, Hassan Abbas
Pakistan Under Stress
A look at Pakistan's growing radicalism and deteriorating education system. more
Ali Eteraz and Muslim Identity
The author talks about his memoir "Children of Dust" and the Pakistani diaspora. more
US Marines breach into a house in the Bhuji Bhast Pass in Farah Province, Afghanistan on October 9, 2009. The pass is a Taliban stronghold. (David Furst/AFP/Getty Images)
Discuss: What explains the resilience of the Taliban in Afghanistan?
Join the discussion and share your thoughts with Asia Society experts. more
Water, energy, and the connection between the two was the topic of a Sept. 30 lecture by Professor Saleem H. Ali in Houston. (Jeff Fantich/Asia Society Texas Center)

The Yin and Yang of Water and Energy

Environmental scientist urges Houston energy firms to look to oceans. more