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#TBT: In 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi Embraces Hillary Clinton

Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) greets Aung San Suu Kyi before the Myanmar parliamentarian spoke at an event co-hosted by Asia Society and the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. on September 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
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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 Myanmar's democracy icon appeared in Washington to signal a major political shift.

Daniel Russel: U.S. Won't 'Just Agree to Disagree' in Disputes with China

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel speaks at Asia Society in New York on November 4, 2015. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Assistant U.S. Secretary of State says the Obama administration has put "a floor" under the U.S.-China relationship to avert crisis, but it will continue to press on contentious issues and reject the idea of "Chinese exceptionalism."

Video: Xi Jinping is 'Utterly Comfortable' as a Strong Leader, Says Kevin Rudd

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron (L) greets President Xi Jinping of China as he arrives in Downing Street on October 21, 2015 in London, England. (Carl Court/Getty Images)
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The Asia Society Policy Institute President appears in a BBC news program to discuss Xi’s rise to power and his leadership style as head of the Communist Party.

Debate: Are the U.S. and China Long-Term Enemies?

(L to R) John Mearsheimer, Peter Brookes, John Donvan, Kevin Rudd, and Robert Daly onstage before their Intelligence Squared debate on October 14, 2015. (Asia Society/Debra Eisenman)

In a spirited Intelligence Squared U.S. debate, ASPI President Kevin Rudd and Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly faced off with University of Chicago Professor John Mearsheimer and Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Peter Brookes.

Video: Grading the Obama-Xi Summit

(L to R) Jon Huntsman, Kevin Rudd, and Ian Bremmer in discussion at the Concordia Summit 2015 on October 2. (Adrian Andrews/Asia Society)
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ASPI President Kevin Rudd joined former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman and Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer at the 2015 Concordia Summit to assess the summit and how the U.S. and China might build on the meeting.

Kevin Rudd at UN: Preventive Diplomacy Is Key to International Peace

ASPI President Kevin Rudd, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and UN General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft during the high-level debate on international peace and security on October 1, 2015. (Evan Schneider/UN Photo)
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In a major address during the UN General Assembly’s debate on maintaining international peace, the ASPI President argued that “the concept and the praxis of prevention” must be central to the UN’s efforts to uphold security.

Video: The Daily Show Profiles Terror Financing

The ruins of Palmyra, Syria, are now under occupation from the Islamic State. (Michal Unolt/Flickr)
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Comedy Central's iconic news program looks at how ISIS traffics in stolen antiquities to earn revenue.

Video: New Zealand Leader Says China Sees Opportunity in the TPP

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key discusses China’s economic transformation and the country’s changing posture toward the TPP during a conversation with ASPI President Kevin Rudd. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

In a discussion with ASPI President Kevin Rudd at Asia Society New York, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said he regards the potential pact as a “starting point” for opening trade more broadly across Asia.

Video: Vietnam President Responds to Xi Jinping on Island Dispute

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang speaks at Asia Society New York on September 28. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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At Asia Society New York Monday, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang addresses a recent interview where Chinese President Xi Jinping defended construction on island chains claimed by both countries.

How Is Asia's Rise Changing the Global Order?

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd moderates a discussion at Harvard Law School to launch ASPI's initiative on the future of the global order. (Benn Craig/Harvard Kenndy School)

Panelists discuss the future of the global order at Harvard University on Tuesday.