A new show at the Asia Society entitled Hanging Fire — which refers to an idiom meaning “to delay decision” — is the first U.S. museum exhibit to focus on contemporary art in Pakistan, and an attempt to alter the American perception of contemporary Pakistan.
A day after a historic election in Japan that saw the nation’s ruling party removed from power for just the second time in postwar history, the newly elected majority began planning for the creation of a new government. Regional experts discuss what the political sea change will mean for Japan, the U.S., and the whole of Asia. Continue reading
The United States does “not intend to reward North Korea” simply for returning to negotiations over its nuclear ambitions, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Wednesday on a trip to Asia. Regional experts analyze her visit with Margaret Warner. Continue reading
Ray Suarez reports on world leaders’ reaction to news that North Korea has detonated a nuclear device underground. Continue reading
In her first trip abroad as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton fused serious policy discussion with lighter conversations as she toured Asia. Analysts discuss how her approach to diplomacy is developing. Continue reading
With car sales plummeting, giant automaker Toyota Motor Corp., posted its first operating loss in 71 years. Economic analysts examine what impact the company’s massive losses will have on the global economy. Continue reading
Asian and European stocks rose Monday on news of China’s $586 billion stimulus plan that aims to restore investors’ confidence and shore up markets over the next two years, while sending a message of resolve and financial stability to foreign governments. An economist discusses the plan’s implications for China and the world. Continue reading