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Orville Schell: A 'More Even Keel' for US-China Relations?

Chinese and American Vice Presidents Xi Jinping and Joe Biden visit Asia Society’s International Studies Learning Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 17, 2012. (Courtesy of the school)
Policy

The Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and other experts share insights into what Xi Jinping brings to the U.S-China relationship.

Interview: Robert Barnett on Why Tibetans Are Setting Themselves on Fire

Tibetans offer prayers near mock coffins to represent the victims self-immolation during a rally in Siliguri, in the Indian state of West Bengal, on February 8, 2012. China said February 7 it would 'resolutely crack down' on any attempts to instigate violence in Tibetan-inhabited areas, where authorities have launched a deadly clampdown on protesters. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Current tensions — including Tibetan monks and nuns using self-immolation as a form of protest — are not going to disappear without some concession from China's government, says a leading Tibet expert.

Tiger, Tiger: Can the US and China 'Live Harmoniously'?

US President Barack Obama and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping speak during meetings in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 14, 2012. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The two countries must not allow election year hysteria and nationalist forces to taint what will continue to be an essential, albeit challenging, relationship, write Andrew Billo and Yan Shufen.

In Australia, It's Rudd vs. Gillard, Part II

Will Australia's Kevin Rudd have the last laugh? (Alan Porritt/Pool/Getty Images)
Policy

Even veteran MPs, who regularly slug it out in Australia’s parliament, are taken aback by Kevin Rudd’s dramatic comeback campaign, writes Geoff Spencer.

Excerpt: Ahmed Rashid's 'Pakistan on the Brink'

A Pakistani man reads a newspaper with the front page displaying news of the death of Osama bin Laden at a stall in Lahore on May 3, 2011. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Leading Pakstani journalist Ahmed Rashid lays out America’s options with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the post-Bin Laden years.

Looking Back at Japan's Occupation of Singapore, 70 Years On

A picture shows the four pillars of the Civilian War Memorial standing 70 metres high in Singapore. The memorial is one of Singapore's most famous landmarks built in memory of civilians killed during the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War II. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

To this day historians bicker over what happened and why, writes Asia Society's Geoff Spencer.

6 Things the US Should Do to Spur Change in Myanmar

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meet in Yangon, Myanmar, December 1, 2011. (Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society is releasing a new report today — Advancing Myanmar's Transition: A Way Forward for U.S. Policy — co-authored by Suzanne DiMaggio and Priscilla Clapp, formerly the Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Burma.

On US Visit, China's Xi Jinping Will 'Only Be Able to Go So Far'

US Vice President Joe Biden (R) shakes hands with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, February 14, 2012. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Mike Kulma says Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S. is a coming-out party for the presumptive new president that will do little to address thorny issues in China-U.S. relations.

India’s Foreign Policy and Opportunities for Intervention

Maldives President Mohamed Waheed speaks to reporters at his office in Male on February 11, 2012. A top US diplomat arrived in the Maldives on February 11 seeking to help resolve a deepening political crisis sparked by the ousting of the Indian Ocean nation's first democratically elected president. (Ishara S.Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

India has much to gain from its strategic policy with respect to intervention in intra-state conflict, writes Andrew Billo.

As World Watches Greece and Syria, India Focuses on the Maldives

Maldives army soldiers patrol during Friday prayers in Male on February 10, 2012. A U.N. special envoy arrived February 10 for talks with the new administration in the Maldives, as former president Mohamed Nasheed demanded fresh elections after being ousted in what he called a coup d'etat. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, foreign editor of the Hindustan Times and Asia Society associate fellow, says India's involvement in the Maldives' political turmoil is a way for New Delhi to show not just its regional, but global leadership ability.