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Video: US Defense Official on 'Walking the Walk' and America's Pivot to Asia

United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter at Asia Society New York on August 1, 2012.
Policy

United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter justifies America's "strategic rebalance" as essential for continued stability in the Asia Pacific region.

Why India Has Experienced the World's Largest Power Blackout

Indian women and children wait inside a darkened train carriage at a railway station in New Delhi on July 31, 2012. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Pramit Pal Chaudhuri explains how infrastructure issues and a lack of political will helped lead to a blackout that impacted half the population.

Experts: Mixed Reactions to Mixed Signals from North Korea's Leader and Its Media

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C), accompanied by a young woman later confirmed as his wife Ri Sol-Ju (L), enjoying a performance by the newly organized Moranbong band in Pyongyang on July 6, 2012. (KNS/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

North Korean media have officially dismissed rumors of any impending reforms in the country, but supreme leader Kim's actions suggest something different.

Rao: US-India Partnership Aids Both Countries and Global Peace

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) shakes hands with then-Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao (R) in New Delhi on July 18, 2011. Rao is now India's Ambassador to the United States. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In a wide-ranging speech at Asia Society Washington Center, India's Ambassador to the United States calls the India-U.S. partnership "full of hope, promise and opportunities for the benefit our two peoples."

Vishakha Desai Op-Ed Discusses 'Mythical' Rise of Asian Americans in US

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai speaks at the Diversity Leadership Forum in New York in June 2012. (Suzanna Finley/Asia Society)
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai's op-ed sheds light on the findings of a Pew study still reverberating in the press.

China's Propaganda Chief Leaves a Legacy of Control

British Prime Minister Tony Blair (R) meets with Chinese Politburo representative Ding Guan'gen at 10 Downing Street on September 6, 1999. Ding passed away on July 22. (Ian Waldie/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Ding Guan’gen, a former Politburo member who featured prominently in the remaking of China’s propaganda system in the post-Mao era, passed away on July 22.

Desai: New Indian President Could Play 'Vital Role'

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai with Pranab Mukherjee at Asia Society Museum's Rabindranath Tagore exhibition in New York City in September 2011. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Pranab Mukherjee, an advocate of the arts who visited Asia Society last year, could be more than just a figurehead in shaping India's future.

Expert: International Aid For Pakistan's Police Force Would Help Stabilize Country

Pakistani police officers load their weapons. (BBC Urdu)
Policy

A new report led by Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas calling for reforms in Pakistan's police force earns coverage from BBC Urdu, Agence-France-Presse, and others.

Expert: Clinton Tries to Dampen Fears of China 'Rivalry' in Southeast Asia Tour

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toasts Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh during the ASEAN Gala Dinner at City Hall in Phnom Penh on July 12, 2012. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio tells media outlets that Hillary Clinton's focus in Southeast Asia shows the U.S. is interested in touting its non-military interests in the region.

Asia Society and USIP Further Burma-US Relations with Track II Dialogue

U.S. Special Rep. and Policy Coordinator for Myanmar Derek Mitchell at a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Yangon on March 15, 2012. On June 29, the U.S. Senate confirmed Mitchell as the new U.S. Ambassador to Burma. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society, the Blue Moon Fund and the USIP convened representatives of the Myanmar Development Resources Institute, senior advisers to Burmese president Thein Sein and U.S. experts to discuss the transition from authoritarian rule in Burma.