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Interview: Why Business Leaders Should Take a Big-Picture View of Trade Policy

Shipping containers in Atlanta, Georgia. (Je Kemp/Flickr)
Policy

Shom Sen, Asia Society's first Jack Wadsworth Fellow, shares his views on why business leaders should follow international trade negotiations — even on issues with no obvious near-term implications for their companies.

Video: Parsing Poll Results and More, Experts Gaze Into India's Future

L to R: Milan Vaishnav (on monitor), Sadanand Dhume, Shikha Dalmia, and Arvind Panagariya at Asia Society New York on February 4, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

As India's 2014 election campaign heats up, analysts speculate about what the country will look like if the current front-runner, Narendra Modi, ends up winning.

Book Excerpt: CNN's Fareed Zakaria Senses 'New Sense of Nationhood' in India

Voters line up outside a polling station in Kolkata for the Indian general election in May 2009. (Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"Is India even a country?" asks the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, adding, "It's not an outlandish question."

Asia 21 Young Leaders Help Make History at Afghanistan Presidential Debate

L to R: Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah, Qayum Karzai, Abdul Rahim Wardak, Zalmai Rassoul and Ashraf Ghani take part in a debate at Tolo TV station in Kabul on February 4, 2014. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Afghanistan's first-ever presidential debate was televised by Tolo News, which is headed by two executives with Asia Society ties.

Interview: Reimagining Confucian Ideals as 21st-Century 'Force for Progress'

Jung-kyu Kim (L), co-author of
Policy

A new book on Confucianism and modern governance aims to rediscover the "non-hierarchical, non-authoritarian spirit of Confucius" for the 21st century.

Listen: Former Ambassador Says US and India Must Re-Focus on Strategic Ties

U.S. and Indian flags fly on Rajpath in front of India Gate in New Delhi, India. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Former U.S. Ambassador to India Frank G. Wisner joined the Asia Society Policy Institute on Monday, January 27, to discuss the U.S.-India relationship following the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade.

War Reporters Deliver 'Poignant, From-the-Trenches' View of Covering Iraq, Afghanistan

Bob Woodruff of ABC News appearing at a patrons event on war correspondents at Asia Society New York on January 22, 2014. (Craig Chesek/Asia Society)
Policy

At a special event Wednesday night, Asia Society New York heard from Bob Woodruff and Mike Boettcher, two men who have lived the Iraq and Afghan campaigns in profound and personal ways.

Culture Matters: The Case of Devyani Khobragade and India-US Relations

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade (CR), accompanied by her father Uttam Khobragade (CL) and surrounded by supporters and policemen, arrives at the domestic airport in Mumbai on January 14, 2014. (Punit Paranjpep/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

How did a seemingly avoidable diplomatic snafu almost derail relations between the world's largest democracies? Asia Society President Emerita Vishakha Desai takes a look, and finds a relationship on the rocks.

Interview: Curtis S. Chin Explains What to Expect from a China-Led APEC Summit

Leaders of the 21 APEC nations at the 2013 APEC summit in Bali, Indonesia in October 2013. (National Center for APEC)
Policy

Ahead of Asia Society's annual APEC briefing on Jan. 14, the veteran U.S. liaison to Asia's business community argues that too often, "summits of many kinds, APEC or otherwise, are short on significant, substantive success."

2014: South Asia's Make or Break Year

An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on July 2, 2013. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

2013 was a challenging year for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and this year could define the fate of the region for years to come. The U.S. can enhance stability by pursuing a regional strategy.