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We Asked Our Experts: What Does Obama's Re-Election Mean for Asia?

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on stage after winning the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois on November 7, 2012. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

How is a second term for the Obama administration likely to affect relations with China, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Afghanistan — to name just some of the Asian nations that have featured most prominently in recent headlines? Click to read commentary from Asia Society experts.

US Election Day in China Offers a Chance to Participate, Vicariously

A man poses with cardboard cut-outs of U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) at a hotel during a U.S. presidential election results event organized by the American embassy in Beijing on Nov. 7, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In Shanghai as the American presidential election results roll in, Jeffrey Wasserstrom notes that the locals enjoy a chance to participate — in another country's contest.

Fragments of Cai Yang's Life: An Angry Young Man Gets Swept Up in Protests Against Japan

People take pictures of a Japanese car damaged during a protest against Japan's 'nationalizing' of the disputed Diaoyu Islands, also known as Senkaku Islands in Japan in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province, on September 15, 2012. (AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

ChinaFile, the new online magazine of the Center on U.S.-China Relations, has translated a rare story from the Chinese newspaper, Southern Weekend.

Video: Why We Know So Little About China's Leadership Change and Its Next Leader

Chinese President Hu Jintao (Front) and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (Back) attend the banquet marking the 63th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on September 29, 2012 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

As the United States votes for its next president, China, too, is preparing for a leadership change — although much less is known about that process, which begins Thursday with the start of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Orville Schell attempts to shed light on this opaque political exercise.

Orville Schell: Beijing on Edge as It Gropes Way Toward New Leadership

Beijing's Tiananmen Square, photographed in October 2012. (duggadugdug/Flickr)
Policy

With no script and no "big leader" in place for China's next act, both officials and ordinary citizens are in the grip of deep unease about the future.

Video Roundup: China in This Year's U.S. Presidential Campaign Ads

A screenshot from a recent Obama ad depicting a hypothetical Romney presidency.
Policy

President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney have both tried to outdo each other in tough talk on China during this election.

Hurricane Sandy: Could Extreme Weather Spur Reform in US as it Did in Myanmar?

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, October 30, 2012. (DVIDSHUB/Flickr)
Policy

In 2008 Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, causing massive devastation but spurring reform. Can Sandy push America to tackle climate change?

Eyeing New Press Freedoms Next Door, China's Netizens Develop 'Myanmar Envy'

National League for Democracy supporters cheer as they parade ahead of the parliamentary elections in Yangon, Myanmar on March 30, 2012. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

When Myanmar’s opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi began her visit to the United States in September, Chinese netizens were watching closely.

Most of World Favors Obama Over Romney in Landslide; Why is Pakistan Different?

A Pakistani United Citizen Action demonstrator holds a burning US flag during a protest in Multan on October 25, 2012 against the US drone attacks in Pakistani tribal areas. (S.S. Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Pakistani blogger and journalist M. Bilal Lakhani explains what may be behind the results of a recent BBC poll, and why neither U.S. candidate is particularly popular in Pakistan.

Expert: Romney's Whole Foreign Policy Strategy One Big 'Gaffe'

U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague meeting Governor Mitt Romney in London on July 26, 2012. (Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Flickr)
Policy

Associate Fellow Thom Woodroofe argues that Barack Obama is the first Democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt to head to the polls with a foreign policy advantage, owing to an error-prone strategy from Governor Romney.