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Book Excerpt: 'Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific' by Robert D. Kaplan

Current AffairsPolicy

In Beijing, U.S. foreign policy expert Robert D. Kaplan finds himself repeatedly returning to the idea of containment, "the wrong word that unfortunately harbors a great truth." Author appearance at Asia Society New York on November 12, 2014.

Francis Fukuyama: Economic Slowdown, Not Street Protests, the Real Threat to China's Rulers

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters sit together on a curb after police removed most of the barricades surrounding the area they were occupying in the Causeway Bay district on Oct. 14, 2014.  (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The noted political scientist sees a "significant chance" of a military confrontation over the South and East China Seas, and a stalled economy as the one real threat to Communist Party control. In-person appearance at Asia Society Northern California on October 23.

Video: Orville Schell Warns of 'Extremely Dangerous Prospect' on Hong Kong's Horizon

A pro-democracy protestor stands before a photographer in Hong Kong as thousands of others remain on the streets of the city after a weekend of protests. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Appearing on Charlie Rose, the Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations fears what Beijing's "much more militant posture" could mean for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Interview: Modi's India Could Be a 'Less Caring Society,' Says Stanford Scholar

Current Affairs

In Narendra Modi's India, argues Stanford Professor Thomas Blom Hansen, "structural violence" may replace "open violence" toward Muslims and other minorities. Hansen participates in an Asia Society Northern California panel on Modi's India later today.

John Kerry + Guitar + China's Great Hall of the People = Smart Diplomacy

Education

The merger of the U.S.–China Consultation on People-to-people Exchange with the Strategic and Economic Dialogue makes perfect sense, writes Asia Society's Jeff Wang.

Before His Detainment Today, Jose Antonio Vargas on Why 'the Media Has Largely Failed' Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas appeared onstage at Asia Society New York following a screening of his film
Current Affairs

As talks on Capitol Hill to overhaul the immigration system have fizzled out in recent months, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas has embarked on a mission to educate the American public about its surging immigrant population and the cracks within its immigration laws.

Interview: How Mapping Can Help Cities Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters

Tacloban city was the worst hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. (Marcel Crozet/ILO)
Current AffairsSustainability

Crisis management expert Celina Agaton provides an update on urban recovery efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and offers a potentially life-saving prediction.

Photos: A Look Inside the Chinese Factories That Make Your July 4 Fireworks

A worker puts together firework shells. (Epic Fireworks/Flickr)
Multimedia

Most of the fireworks exploding in the U.S. skies this weekend will have come from China, the world's largest producer and exporter.

Interview: Arianna Huffington Sees 'Huge Opportunity in Asia' for Her Digital Brand

Arianna Huffington speaks at the 2014 Commerce & Creativity Conference in Montreal. (Charles William Pelletier/Flickr).
Current AffairsBusiness

Ahead of her June 26 talk at Asia Society New York, the media entrepreneur explains how, with remarkable speed and success, she's been able to expand into Asia.

'We Must Act': UN's Ban Ki-moon Calls for Syrian Arms Embargo in Asia Society Address

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Asia Society New York on June 20, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

"All the values for which we stand, and all the reasons for which the United Nations exists, are at stake, here and now, across the devastated landscape that is Syria today," the UN Secretary-General told listeners at Asia Society New York.