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Category: Current Affairs

Will the Next Global Recession Be 'Made in China'?

(L to R) Ian Bremmer, Josette Sheeran, Tom Nagorski, Kevin Rudd, and Ruchir Sharma at Asia Society in New York forecast what will happen in Asia in 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Ruchir Sharma, Kevin Rudd, and Ian Bremmer spar over whether China's economic woes pose a serious threat to the world economy.

Filmmaker: The Torture of Undocumented Workers 'Made My Skin Crawl'

Filipino domestic workers attend a demonstration for migrant laborer rights. (ILO in Asia and the Pacific/Flickr)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Producers of the documentary "I Am Not Here" discuss how they depicted the perilous situations many undocumented domestic helpers find themselves in after migrating abroad.

Flashback to 2014: Ian Bremmer's Prescient Remarks on Syrian Refugee Crisis

In this video from 2014, Eurasia Group CEO Ian Bremmer scolds the United States for its hesitancy in accepting Syrian refugees.
Current AffairsPolicy

Months before the issue dominated international deadlines, the Eurasia Group CEO scolded the U.S. for not taking in more displaced by the country's civil war.

Kevin Rudd Hails 'Ambitious' Deal on Climate Change

Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicySustainability

The Asia Society Policy Institute president says that the agreement struck in Paris marks the beginning of "an effective market-sensitive mechanism" to combat climate change.

Documentary Explores Challenges of Reporting China's 'Contradictions'

A foreign reporter films authorities in Beijing. (Noel Hidalgo/Flickr)
Current Affairs

The latest "Assignment China" film by Mike Chinoy looks at the period from 2009 to 2012 through the eyes of foreign correspondents grappling with how to tell China's story.

Richard Holbrooke's 'Generational and Stylistic Differences' With President Obama

In this video, the filmmaker David Holbrooke engages in a Q&A about his film
Current Affairs

The late diplomat's son, the documentarian David Holbrooke, discussed his father's difficult relationship with the president at the Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Hong Kong.

#TBT: In 2011, Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma Bow Down to One Another

Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma bow to eachother after a performance in Beijing on November 18, 2011. (Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When Asia Society brought two titans of entertainment together in Beijing.

Video: How 'Youth Bulges' Are Reshaping Pakistan and Afghanistan

Tom Nagorski (L) speaks with Asia 21 leaders Saad Mohseni and Faiysal AliKhan (R) at the Asia 21 Summit in Hong Kong. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Saad Mohseni and Faiysal AliKhan discuss how empowered young people bring much needed creativity and boldness to tackling big challenges.

Video: David Petraeus on Leadership

Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) in conversation with Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski at the Asia 21 Summit in Hong Kong. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

The retired general talks to Asia Society's Tom Nagorski about his military career, stint as CIA director, and why leadership is like "Groundhog Day."

Photos: Thailand's Beloved, Ailing King to Mark 88th Birthday

Thai dancers perform near the Grand Palace as the celebration for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 88th birthday begins on December 4, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest serving monarch, is widely revered is his country. As the nation celebrates his birthday, his ailing health is causing great anxiety.