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The Middle East: US Moves Out, China Moves in?

China Shipping Line, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, on January 1, 2010. (oliver gartmann/Flickr)
Policy

Policy analyst Vali Nasr suggests that China is stepping in to fill a role the U.S. is less and less inclined to play in the Middle East. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York Monday, June 17.

Video: Former Top South Korean General on Responding to North Korean 'Provocation'

South Korean General Min-Koo Han delivers a speech during the 13th Asia-Pacific Chief of Defense Meeting (CHOD) press conference in Seoul in October, 2010. (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Prior to the collapse of talks between North and South Korea earlier this week, a top South Korean military official gave his read of the situation to Asia Society Korea Center.

Interview: New Philippines Senator 'Bam' Aquino IV Sets Sights on Growth for All

Paolo Benigno
Policy

Just elected to the Philippines Senate, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, a member of the inaugural class of Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders, outlines his political aspirations at the outset of his first term.

Orville Schell: Summit an Opportunity for 'Breakthrough' in US-China Relations

 U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) and Chinese then-Vice President Xi Jinping (2nd L) communicate through translators while meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on Feb. 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Policy

On the eve of this weekend's summit, veteran China-watcher Orville Schell says U.S.-China relations could stand a little Confucian "rectification."

Video: Don't Overstate the Meaning of Obama-Xi Summit, Says Ouyang Bin

Policy

Ouyang Bin, Arthur Ross Fellow at Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and Associate Editor of ChinaFile, wouldn't call Xi's first presidential state visit to the United States a historic meeting.

Can Aung San Suu Kyi Follow in the Footsteps of Walesa, Havel and Mandela?

Aung San Suu Kyiat the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on June 6, 2013. (Sikarin Thanachaiary/World Economic Forum)
Policy

It is altogether possible that Aung San Suu Kyi will soon march in the footsteps of other remarkable dissenters-turned-rulers, writes Asia Society's Tom Nagorski.

Obama-Xi: A 'Getting-to-Know-You Session' With 'Huge, Huge Stakes' [Video]

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski on CNBC this morning.
Policy

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski appeared on CNBC early this morning to discuss the two-day "informal" summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Expert: 'Re-Opening' to China Obama's Most Important Diplomatic Initiative

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, listens as then Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office on Feb. 14, 2012. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The director of Yale Law School’s China Center explains what's at stake in the June 7-8 summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Barack Obama.

Aung San Suu Kyi for President in 2015?

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaking at the World Economic Forum on East Asia, where she declared her intention to run for president, at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyidaw on June 6, 2013. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

If Aung San Suu Kyi succeeds in amending Myanmar's constitution so that she can run for president, she'll undoubtedly become the frontrunner in 2015. But she still could face stiff competition from current President Thein Sein, according to Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio.

Andrew Billo: 'Forward-Looking Approach' Needed in South China Sea Dispute

The USS Vandegrift cruises the South China Sea on Oct. 15, 2012. (U.S. Navy/Flickr)
Policy

Real progress toward resolving one of Asia's most pressing territorial disputes will only come by addressing a host of factors at once, writes the organizer of Asia Society's recent South China Sea conference.