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Video: Orville Schell Explains Why 'Very Threatening' Bo Xilai Received Life Sentence

Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 14, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Speaking on PBS Newshour, Orville Schell describes the case of disgraced official Bo Xilai as "sublimely embarrassing" to China's leadership.

Why Iran President's US Visit Brings Opportunity for Re-Engagement

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani attends a session of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran on September 3, 2013. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

On the eve of newly-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's visit to the United States, a series of positive signals indicate Tehran is readying itself to engage in diplomacy aimed at reducing tensions with Washington.

Video: Indonesia's 'Burden' Regarding Islam and Democracy

Indonesia Foreign Minister Dr. Marty Natalegawa (L) and Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski at Asia Society New York on September 19, 2013.
Policy

Can Indonesia be seen as a democratic model for other Muslim-majority countries like Egypt and Tunisia?

Book Excerpt: 'Cyber War Will Not Take Place' by Thomas Rid

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Policy

In his new book, Thomas Rid explores the opportunities and challenges that cyberspace creates for those who use violence for political purposes. In-person appearance tonight at Asia Society New York.

Interview: Does Cyber Terror Need to Be Violent to Be Considered a 'War'?

Thomas Rid
Policy

Author Thomas Rid says he "can't see a good reason why an innovation that has never injured or killed a single human being — cyber-attacks — should prompt us to rethink the notion of war."

Are the US and China Finally Getting Serious About Climate Change?

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in California on June 7, 2013. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

While recent developments have raised hopes the so-called “Group of Two” is making strides, the countries are "not even close" on some key targets, writes Asia Society Senior Advisor Junjie Zhang.

Was Bill Richardson Right About Dennis Rodman, Kim Jong Un and Kenneth Bae?

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman is surrounded by members of the media as he makes his way through Beijing's international airport on September 3, 2013. Rodman said he was heading back to Pyongyang to see his
Policy

At an Asia Society event in July, the former New Mexico governor said Rodman was "the only person" who could get Bae released from North Korean prison.

Interview: Pakistani Transgender Activist Looks to 'New Dawn' of Rights, Dignity

Bindiya Rana, president of Pakistan's Gender Interactive Alliance. (Courtesy Bindiya Rana)
Policy

In the face of discrimination and death threats, recent candidate for public office Bindiya Rana believes this year's legislative victories mean "a new dawn is near" for her community.

Abbas: Musharraf Has Much to Answer For, But Murder Charges Are a Stretch

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf saluting as he arrived to unveil his party manifesto for Pakistan's April general election at his residence in Islamabad on April 15, 2013. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The list of Pervez Musharraf's blunders is long, writes Hassan Abbas, but no concrete evidence has yet proven his direct involvement in Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

Former U.S. Ambassador: A Fresh Start in Pakistan?

Then-Senators Joseph Biden and John Kerry with Nawaz Sharif during a U.S. congressional election monitoring trip to Lahore, Pakistan, in February 2008. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Policy

With new personnel in key positions, writes Cameron Munter, Americans and Pakistanis have a chance to move past some of the damage their relationship has suffered in recent years.