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William R. Rhodes to G-20: 'Stop the Pontificating'

William Rhodes (R) with Jamie Metzl (L) in Seoul on November 9, 2010. (Asia Society Korea Center)
Policy Asia Society trustee and Task Force chair tells the G-20 that rhetoric isn't enough to address present challenges.

While Korea to Host G20, Eyes on US, China

Visitors walk in front of a screen showing a sign for the upcoming G20 Summit at its venue in Seoul on November 4, 2010. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Ahead of the G20, Associate Fellow Charles Armstrong discusses Korea's geo-political positioning between the US and China.

US, China: Hope for 'Harmonious' G20?

Policy Senior Fellow John Delury says cooperation between US and China imperative during G20

Obama's Short Indonesian Trip Significant

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai.
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Asia Society President Vishakha Desai briefs WNYC on President Obama's short visit to Indonesia.

Obama Changes the Mood in India

US President Barack Obama (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama wave after boarding Air Force One as they depart New Delhi on November 9, 2010. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Asia Society Associate Fellow Sadanand Dhume on President Obama's successful visit to India.

Is India Ready?

President Barack Obama addresses the Indian Parliament in New Delhi on Nov. 8, 2010. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai analyzes whether India is ready to be a world power.

Post-election, How Should the US Engage Myanmar?

A man reads a newspaper promoting elections on November 5, 2010 in Yangon, Burma. (CKN/Getty Images)
Policy Yesterday, Myanmar held the first elections in that country in over 20 years. While almost universally decried as a sham, with no candidates hostile to the junta allowed to participate, the elections will bring about a somewhat different government.

Obama in India: What's at Stake?

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during meetings on the sideline of the G20 Summit in Toronto on June 27, 2010. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Obama's upcoming trip to India has raised a few questions: Who will he meet? Which sites will he visit? And most importantly, what does his visit mean for the US and the host country?

Vishakha Desai: A 'Very Nascent' Relationship Between India and the US

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai.
Policy Elaborating on her earlier Huffington Post opinion piece, Desai characterizes Obama's trip as "very important" for both countries and their respective leaders, for a host of security- and business-related reasons.

Asia Society Fellow Mira Kamdar Assesses the Obama Agenda

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Asia Society Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar appeared on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show earlier today to assess the likelihood of a lasting peace between India and Pakistan.