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A pro-government demonstrator holds aloft a picture of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at Tehran University. (Getty)

'Descent Into Darkness': Looking Back at the My Lai Massacre

A display at the My Lai Memorial Site in My Lai village, Vietnam. (Adam Jones/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Author Howard Jones discusses his new book on one of the most infamous chapters of the Vietnam War and American military history.

Why Strengthening Institutions Is the Key to Preserving Peace in Asia

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a banquet dinner during the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, Fujian province on September 4, 2017. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

At a time of rising nationalism and deep uncertainty, a new report from the Asia Society Policy Institute argues that regional institutionalism is crucial to maintaining Asia's "long peace."

'Abacus' Family Warns Their Ordeal Should Be A Wake Up Call

Thomas and Hwei Lin Sung speak at Asia Society in New York on September 6, 2017. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The Chinese American family behind the only bank to be prosecuted in the wake of the financial crisis tells their story.

Asia Abridged Podcast: The 'Horrific' Plight of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

A Rohingya refugee girl looks on at newly arrived refugees who fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar on September 6, 2017. (K M ASAD/AFP/Getty)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society's Debra Eisenman discusses the ongoing rape and killing of the group often called "the world's most persecuted minority."

How Gentrification Is Hitting Chinatowns' Most Vulnerable

Chinatown in New York. (Alejandro Mallea/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Researcher Diane Wong discusses predatory landlords, gentrification, and how residents are pushing back. 

How the China/Japan Relationship Shapes U.S. Power in Asia

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping (R), during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, November 10, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Kim Kyung Hoon/Pool-Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In his new book Asia's Reckoning, the author Richard McGregor explores the fraught relationship between Beijing and Tokyo — and examines what this means for the United States.

Asia Abridged Podcast: Confronting 21st Century Slavery

An Indian child attends a protest in New Delhi on the Global Day against Child Trafficking. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

Human trafficking expert Matt Friedman describes how millions are lured into slavery in Asia — and what can be done about it.

Why President Trump's New Afghanistan Policy Is 'More of the Same'

U.S. President Donald Trump greets military leaders before his speech on Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Hassan Abbas argues that while few good options exist for dealing with the Central Asian country, the 45th president's approach is unlikely to make things better.

3 Questions on the China/India Border Dispute

Indian activists of National Panthers Party shout anti Chinese slogans during a protest near the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on July 7, 2017. (Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

What the standoff in the Himalayas means for relations between Asia's two powers

Asia Abridged Podcast: Will Change Come to China?

A vendor displays a souvenir with pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping (Left) and the late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong (Right) to visitors at the underpass outside the Great Hall of the People. (Feng Li/Getty)
Current Affairs

New York Times reporter Edward Wong discusses how he came to rethink his assumptions that Chinese are questioning the Communist Party's legitimacy.