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Humaira Bachal asks a question at the Asia 21 Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in December 2012. (Asia Society)

Education Crusader and Asia 21 Young Leader Humaira Bachal Featured on NPR

25-year-old Humaira Bachal is grabbing attention worldwide with her fight for equal access to education in Pakistan. more
L to R: Sen. Chuck Hagel, Time columnist Joe Klein and Asia Society Chairman Richard Holbrooke at Asia Society headquarters on October 24, 2008. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)

Video: Chuck Hagel Says 'You Do Have to Engage' With Iran

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel is President Obama's pick for defense secretary. Watch his October 2008 comments on Iran, Pakistan at Asia Society. more
A worker puts up a sign to bring in the new year ahead of Myanmar's first public New Year countdown celebration at the Myoma grounds in Yangon, Myanmar on December 31, 2012. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos of the Day: Asia Celebrates the Arrival of 2013

Amidst face paint, fireworks and festivities, countries around Asia rejoice at the beginning of a new year. more
Arif Lohar and his playful stage moves met with roars of approval from the audience at Asia Society New York on April 28, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

What Were the Five Most Watched Asia Society Videos in 2012?

What videos from Asia Society did you find most interesting in 2012? A look back at the five most watched videos from Asia Society on YouTube. From music to politics to robotics, our viewers' tastes ran the gamut. more
Arif Lohar performing at Asia Society in New York in April. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

NYT Lists Arif Lohar's Asia Society Gig as One of 2012's Best — Watch it Now!

What do Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones, Nicki Minaj, Fiona Apple, Neil Young, and Pakistani musical legend Arif Lohar have in common? They all made The New York Times list of the best concerts of 2012. more
L: First American edition of "Basti" by Intizar Husain; R: Husain at the Karachi Literature Festival on February 5, 2011. (Karachi Literature Festival/Flickr)

Interview: Translator Gives Urdu Literary Classic 'Basti' a Passport Into English

Intizar Husain's 1979 novel finally reaches American readers. more

Asia Blog's Top Five Posts of 2012

The best Chinese restaurants in America, Oprah eating with her hands, and Obama's trip to Southeast Asia were among the most interesting topics to readers this year. more

India Launch: The US and South Asia After 2014 (Complete)

Dr. C. Raja Mohan, Alexander Evans, Kanwal Sibal, and Dr. Manoj Joshi assess U.S. policy toward South Asia in light of its planned pullout from Afghanistan. more
North Korean performers sit beneath a screen showing images of leader Kim Jong-Un at a theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 16, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

13 Predictions for Asia in 2013

Asia Society's Tom Nagorski offers his predictions on Asia for the year to come, but says he'd "be surprised if any of them came true." more
Jewish community of Karachi, Pakistan, outside the Karachi synagogue, early in the 20th century. (imgur.com)

Karachi's 'Lost Jews,' Onstage, Raise Troubling Parallels With Today's Pakistan

A student play evokes Pakistan's long-since departed Jewish community. Will other religious minorities go the way of the country's Jews? more