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The Paradox of China's Reform

A man begs on a street as a woman passes by in Shanghai on May 9, 2012. China could face an economic crisis in the next 20 years if it does not quickly overhaul its development model, World Bank and Chinese government researchers warned recently. (Peter Parks/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

If China’s national imperative today is reform, the greatest threat to that goal is the massive influence and institutionalized corruption of the country’s entrenched elites, writes Asia Society Senior Fellow Jamie Metzl.

Schell: Chen Guangcheng a 'Hopeful Breakthrough'?

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng makes remarks to the media upon arriving on the campus of New York University on May 19, 2012 in New York City. (Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Policy

The arrival of Chinese rights activist Chen Guangcheng in the U.S. after years of prison and house arrest raises the larger question of what the incident will come to mean in terms of the status of dissidents in China and in U.S.-China relations, writes Orville Schell.

Video: Revisiting the 1953 Iranian Coup with Christopher de Bellaigue

Author Christopher de Bellaigue at Asia Society New York on May 15, 2012.
Policy

Christopher de Bellaigue discusses the American- and British-backed August 1953 coup in Iran and its far-reaching effects on the Iranian psyche.

Interview: Ian Bremmer and the New 'Regional World Order'

Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group, at the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 30, 2011. (World Economic Forum/Flickr)
Policy

"There are pressing international issues, but all of the world’s major powers, established and emerging, have domestic priorities that take precedence," says political scientist Ian Bremmer, who appears at Asia Society New York on May 24.

Book Excerpt: 'Every Nation for Itself' by Ian Bremmer

World leaders pose for a group photo at the G20 summit in Washington, DC on Nov. 15, 2008. Four years later, Ian Bremmer argues, the G20 is no longer a source of meaningful leadership. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

For the first time since the end of World War II, says Ian Bremmer, no single power or alliance of powers is ready to take on the challenges of global leadership.

Interview: U.S. 'Emboldens' Philippines In South China Sea Dispute With China

The guided-missile destroyers USS Sampson and USS Pinkney operate in the South China Sea in 2010. (U.S. Navy/David Mercil)
Policy

In an interview with a Global Post reporter Asia Society Senior Program Officer Andrew Billo says the U.S.'s military involvement in the South China Sea has increased tension in the region.

New Hope for India-Pakistan Relations?

Pakistani and Indian border guards shake hands at Attari-Wagah, the border between India and Pakistan, on May 24, 2008. (joshuahsong/Flickr)
Policy

We ask four experts to weigh in on recent developments in the rocky relationship between the neighboring nations.

Book Excerpt: 'Patriot of Persia' by Christopher de Bellaigue

Picture dated 20 November 1953 of Iranian ex-Premier Mohammed Mossadegh using his hand to make a point during one of his frequent interruptions of court proceedings in Tehran's military tribunal, trying him for treason. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Read the prologue from the new book about former Iranian prime minister Muhammad Mossadegh. Author Christopher de Bellaigue will appear at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, May 15.

Rashid: Coverage of Osama bin Laden's Death 'Never Objective' in US or Pakistan [Video]

U.S. television coverage following the death of Osama bin Laden.
Policy

Pakistan on the Brink author Ahmed Rashid features in a new video produced by students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism entitled Dueling Narratives: The Death of Osama bin Laden in U.S. and Pakistani Media.

Interview: Former US Ambassador Speaks Out on 'Murky' Chen Guangcheng Saga

Chinese activist activist Chen Guangcheng (L) is seen in a wheelchair pushed by a nurse at the Chaoyang hospital in Beijing on May 2, 2012. (Jordan Pouille/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord says the U.S. government is likely doing everything it can to help ensure legal reformer Chen Guangcheng's rights.