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Donald Trump speaks at a rally organized by the Tea Party Patriots against the Iran nuclear deal in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on September 9, 2015. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty)<

Asia Abridged Podcast: India's Missing Women Workers

An Indian labourer works at a brick factory near Allahabad on April 30, 2017. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The award-winning journalist Ellen Barry explores why so many Indian women are dropping from the workforce. 

The Death of a Dissident: ChinaFile on Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese dissident who died Thursday, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia in Oslo, Norway, in 2010. (Berit Roald/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Essays and reflections on the Nobel Peace laureate, who died Thursday at the age of 61.

Asia In-Depth Podcast: North Korea's Market-Savvy Millennials

A group of North Korean teenagers clap as they watch a performance in Pyongyang. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

How a great famine gave birth to a young generation that's changing North Korea from the inside.

Does Trump's Presidency Mean Australia Needs a 'Plan B' — Toward China?

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull before their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on April 15, 2016. (Kenzaburo Fukuhama/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

A series of essays explores the increasingly crucial relationship between Canberra and Asia.

Growing Up Asian, Gay, and Religious

Jeff Chu reading at the Linen Building for Storyfort during Treefort Music Fest (Matthew Wordell)
Current Affairs

Jeff Chu: “I'm not just gay, I'm also Chinese. I'm not just Chinese, I'm also Christian.”

TED's Chris Anderson on Reframing the 'Nationalism vs. Globalism' Debate

Jacqueline Novogratz and Chris Anderson discuss the importance of globalism. (Maria Baranova-Suzuki/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Chris Anderson: Globalism is more than "big, fat, faceless companies."

Asia Abridged Podcast: The Period of 'Maximum Danger' for the U.S. and China

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)
Current Affairs

In this podcast short, Howard French discusses how history shapes China's territorial ambitions and how that could be a recipe for conflict.

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.