Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Blog Posts by Jeff Tompkins

Thailand, One Year Later: No Compromise in Sight?

Anti-government Thai demonstrators flee during a clash with soldiers near central Bangkok's Lumphini Park on May 13, 2010. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy March 12, 2011 marks the one-year anniversary of the start of Thailand's anti-government Red Shirt protests

Asia Society Salutes Jafar Panahi, Silenced Iranian Auteur

<i>Offside</i> (2006), directed by Jafar Panahi, screening at Asia Society New York on Feb. 26, 2011. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Arts

Iran's Jafar Panahi is honored with a retrospective at Asia Society New York. 

'Failed Policies' to Blame for Food Shortages, Expert Argues in WSJ

Business

Asia Society Food Security Task Force advisor reiterates his call for more investment in agriculture.

Vivien Stewart: 'Reason to Be Worried' on US Education

Asia Society Senior Adviser for Education Vivien Stewart.
Education

Asia Society Senior Adviser for Education Vivien Stewart argues that the US "has reason to be worried."

Asia Society Fellows Provide 'The Takeaway' on Hu's Visit

US President Barack Obama stands with Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) during a State Arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on Jan. 19, 2011. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Simon Tay and Shen Dingli offer public radio some background on what's unfolding in Washington. 

Photo of the Day: Sack Time at the Office

Lifestyle

A laborer in Hyderabad does what we'd all like to do on the job. 

Photo of the Day: Self-Portrait with Monument

Policy

A Chinese security guard stationed on the Great Wall looks his best before a visit by US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. 

'Bridge Builder' Vishakha Desai Featured in Singapore's Business Times

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai.
Lifestyle

Vishaka N. Desai explains what sets Asia Society above and apart from other groups trying to deepen ties between Asia and the United States.

A 'Nation of Wusses' vs. a Rising China?

Author and <i>New York Times</i> columnist Thomas Friedman appears on AsiaSociety.org on January 10 at 7:00 pm ET.
Lifestyle

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell says the US has "become a nation of wusses," and "the Chinese are kicking our butt in everything."

Asia21 Fellow: 'Let's Talk'

Lifestyle

Asia Society's 5th annual Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit took place last weekend at the InterContinental Hotel in Jakarta, and brought together over 150 young leaders from 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.