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A Dispatch from India's Campaign Trail by a BJP Parliamentary Candidate

The BJP Central Election Committee Meeting on March 13, 2014, at which Jayant Sinha was announced as the BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate for Hazaribagh, Jharkand. (Photo courtesy of BJP)
Policy

Jayant Sinha, a parliamentary candidate for the BJP, shared his personal views on the upcoming elections and state of affairs in India in an AsiaConnect briefing from the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Interview: Huawei Official Sees 'Watershed' Moment for Worldwide Cyber-Security Rules

Shoppers walk past a Huawei store in Beijing on March 24, 2014. Chinese telecoms and Internet giant Huawei condemned the U.S. National Security Agency on March 24 after reports revealed the organization had been secretly tapping the company's networks for years. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
BusinessPolicy

Reacting to reports that the NSA spied on his company, Huawei Vice President William Plummer argues that "old-world thinking and policy comes at a risk" in today's "borderless" world.

Book Excerpt: 'Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival' by David Pilling

Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling, author of
Policy

An excerpt from David Pilling's new book relates his immersion, at age 37, in Japanese culture and customs. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, March 20.

Book Excerpt: 'The Contest of the Century' by Geoff Dyer

Policy

Geoff Dyer's new book anticipates "an old-fashioned struggle for influence and power between China and the U.S., the two most important nations in the world." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, March 20.

When Will Sri Lanka End Its Silence?

Sri Lankan policemen look on as Tamil pro-government activists take part in a demonstration outside the UN offices in Colombo on March 10, 2014, to protest a proposed US-led UN resolution to investigate Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

It's obvious the situation in Sri Lanka has improved since the end of the civil war, but the government’s loftier and more consequential promises remain unfulfilled, writes Bhavani Fonseka.

How Governments Are Managing Food Safety as International Trade Grows

Delegates attend the APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance Food Safety Cooperation Forum Meeting in Surabaya, Indonesia on April 13, 2013.
Food & RecipesPolicy

Shom Sen, Asia Society's Jack Wadsworth Fellow, shares his perspective on how globalization is making it harder for governments to enforce food safety standards, and what governments and businesses can do to help improve food safety.

Why the US and China Should Focus on Air Pollution to Tackle Climate Change

Photographs of Beijing on a blue-sky day (June 19, 2009) and a smoggy day (June 22, 2009). (Lin Yang and John Billingsley/Asia Society)
Policy

The U.S. and China can mitigate climate change and create economic and social benefits by collaborating to reduce air pollution, writes environmental economist Junjie Zhang.

Top U.S. Economic Advisor Says Asia and U.S. Need Policy Shifts to Accelerate Growth

Caroline Atkinson, President Obama's top adviser on international economics, speaks at Asia Society New York on February 27, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

At Asia Society New York, Caroline Atkinson, President Obama’s leading advisor on international economics, described the need for the United States and Asian countries to collaborate on policies that will power global economic growth.

Listen: Former Ambassador Urges U.S. Action on TPP Negotiations

U.S. trade representative Michael Froman (2nd L), Japan Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy Akira Amari (L), Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry Mustapa Mohamed (R) and Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang (2nd R) attend a press conference at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ministerial meeting in Singapore on February 25, 2014. Asia Pacific trade ministers began a fresh round of talks in Singapore February 22 for a huge US-led Pacific free trade area, hoping to conclude a deal this year after missing a deadline in 2013. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Chan Heng Chee, Former Singaporean Ambassador to the United States, comments on the progress and prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact, following the February 22-25 round of ministerial negotiations.

 

How China and Japan Might Avoid Military Confrontation in the East China Sea

A Japanese Coast Guard boat passes by Uotsuri, the largest island in the Senkaku/Diaoyu chain, in October 2012. (Al Jazeera English/Flickr)
Policy

Given the risk of military confrontation in the East China Sea, writes CFR's Sheila A. Smith, perhaps the first step is to reduce the potential for armed conflict. Asia Society New York panel discussion on Wednesday, February 26.