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Chinese soldiers march in formation passed Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City during a military parade on September 3, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty)

The Implications of Modi's Visit to the U.S.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he delivers his Independence Day speech from The Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2015. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

As the Indian prime minister prepares to meet with President Trump, the Asia Society Policy Institute discusses what's at stake.

What Homelessness Taught Vikas Khanna

(Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Lifestyle

The Michelin-starred chef reflects on a brief stay at the New York Rescue Mission.

Asia Abridged Podcast: Padma Lakshmi's New York Memories

Padma Lakshmi at Asia Society in New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Arts

In this podcast short, Lakshmi discusses her New York roots, her Desi identity, the Indian food she’s dying to see on Top Chef, and why she has no love for Disney princesses.

Former CIA Analyst: 'We Are Smoking Something' if We Think North Korea Denuclearization Is Achievable

(L to R) Chung-in Moon, Barbara Demick, Daniel Russell, and Sue Mi Terry speak at Asia Society in New York on June 19, 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

Sue Mi Terry says recent meetings with North Korean officials reemphasized the country's commitment to its nuclear weapons program.

35 Years After Vincent Chin's Murder, How Has America Changed?

Vincent Chin
Current Affairs

Asian Americans reflect on the racially motivated 1982 murder of a Chinese American man and its modern day legacy.

Michael Bloomberg: Americans 'Are Here To Fight Climate Change'

Michael Bloomberg speaks at Asia Society. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

The former New York mayor discusses how corporations and municipalities will adhere to the Paris Agreement despite President Trump's withdrawal.

Iran's 'Scrupulous' Adherence to the Nuclear Deal Under Trump

(L to R) Gary Samore, Karim Sadjadpour, John Limbert, and Nazee Moinian speak at Asia Society in New York on June 9, 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

Experts say keeping the Iran nuclear deal isn't only good for stability in the U.S.-Iran relationship, but also for keeping hardline elements within Iran’s government in check.

How the Asian Financial Crisis Led to China’s Massive Graduate Unemployment

Students pack into a Chengdu, China job fair in 2005. Some 40,000 students competed for 10,000 jobs at the fair. (China Photos/Getty Images)
Education

A 1999 decision to radically expand higher education enrollment came amid Communist Party fears of social instability — and the repercussions are still being felt.

How Trump’s Paris Decision Marginalizes Washington — Not America

2016 was confirmed to be the hottest year on record. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)
Policy

The president's withdrawal from a groundbreaking international climate change accord has galvanized action by subnational groups and corporations.

Capturing the 'Unbelievable, Inexhaustible' Story of China

Michael Wood (Courtesy of PBS)
Arts

The filmmaker Michael Wood describes his new documentary series tackling the sweep of Chinese history.