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2012 US Presidential Election: The View From Asia


U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney debate on October 16, 2012 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

As the U.S. votes for president, Asia Society offers a wide-angle overview of Asia's role in this election. Consider the curious case of pro-Romney Pakistan, take in an eye-opening roundup of China-bashing TV ads from both campaigns, and watch former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Solomon explain why anti-China rhetoric ends after the election.

Why Obama-Romney Anti-China Rhetoric Will End (After the Election)

Former U.S. Institute of Peace president Richard H. Solomon provides a reality check to the presidential candidates' fiery language on China.
October 22nd by Liz Flora |

Will the Next 'Education President' Please Stand Up?

Education What was missing from last night's Presidential debate, and has been absent from political discourse in general, this election season?
October 4th by Brandon Wiley |

A Conversation with Gov. Jon Huntsman (Complete)

Former Utah Governor, presidential candidate, and U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman reflects on trends in China.
September 18th by Jeff Tompkins |

Jon Huntsman: Mitt Romney's 'Wrongheaded' Stance on China

Policy Although Jon Huntsman has endorsed Mitt Romney — in both English and Mandarin at this point in the election — they don't necessarily agree when it comes to China policy.
September 17th by Liz Flora |

Here's a Message Obama and Romney Should Both Approve

Education Regardless of the outcome in the upcoming presidential election, education must be viewed as the single greatest equalizer and antidote for many of the ills we face as a nation, writes Brandon Wiley.
September 13th by Brandon Wiley |

Video: Reframe Climate Change Debate, Says Simran Sethi, and Bridge the Divide

Sustainability Climate change has been reduced to a punch line, but it doesn't have to be that way, says Simran Sethi.
September 6th by Simran Sethi |

President Obama May Not Bluff, But He Needs to Engage Iran

Policy It is now time for Washington to match its pressure tactics with an equally aggressive diplomatic strategy with Iran, writes Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio.
March 5th by Suzanne DiMaggio |

Schell: Obama's China 'Drive-By'

Policy In his State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama appealed to the Republican "red meat faction," but kept his China commentary discreet enough not to disrupt U.S.-China relations, writes Orville Schell.
January 25th by Orville Schell |

Mandarin Face-Off: Huntsman vs. Rudd

Multimedia It's time to put Jon Huntsman's claim to fame, his Mandarin skills, to the test against Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd's impressive Mandarin abilities.
January 9th by Hanqing Chen |

Topic of Discussion: A Rising Asia and the US Presidential Race

Policy What role do you believe Asia's rise should play in the upcoming U.S. presidential race and election? And how would you like to see the candidates address this issue? What will you be looking for?
June 14th by Dan Washburn |