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A 'Very Dangerous Period' For the U.S. and China

China's second aircraft carrier during a launch ceremony at Dalian shipyard on April 26, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

Howard French describes how economics and demographics make China anxious to gain what it can in the next 10 to 15 years.

Thomas Donilon: Unfilled State Department Posts Present a 'Serious Crisis'

Former National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilon speaks at Asia Society in New York on May 10, 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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President Obama's former national security advisor warns that the current lack of government personnel leaves the United States unprepared in the event of a major international crisis.

The Risks and Rewards of President Trump's North Korea Strategy

Korean People's Army (KPA) tanks are displayed on Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

A conversation with ASPI's Lindsey Ford about how the U.S. and China might resolve the current crisis in the Hermit Kingdom.

North Korea's 'Unquenchable' Thirst for Foreign Information

Commuters exit the Pyongyang metro on September 22, 2016. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

Hyeonseo Lee and Jieun Baek discuss how an information revolution unfolding in the Hermit Kingdom is shifting young mindsets.

Singapore's Groundbreaking Carbon Pricing Scheme

Singapore Skyline (Wikimedia Commons)
Policy

The city-state's decision to tax greenhouse gases could serve as a template for the rest of Asia — and beyond.

Task Force Gives Recommendations for a U.S.-China Relationship at 'a Crossroads'

Orville Schell (L) and Susan Shirk speak at the launch of the new report
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Prominent China specialists lay out the challenge the U.S. faces in its relationship with China, and how to address them.

Kevin Rudd: Globalization and Automation Require a 'New Social Contract'

Robotic arms work on the body shells of cars on an automated production line at the BMW Mini car production plant in Oxford, England. (Goeff Caddick/AFP/Getty)
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"Until we bring a new social contract, the forces of polarization to the far left and far right are likely to continue.”

What Should the Trump Administration Do in Asia? 11 Experts Weigh In

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) signs two executive orders during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security with Vice President Mike Pence, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and other officials January 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Distinguished individuals from academia, the media, the military, the government, and the private sector provide advice for the 45th president. 

What Trump Has in Common With Mao

A soldier stands guard in front of Mao Zedong's portrait at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. (Matt Spurr/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Orville Schell likens Trump's populist vows to upend the existing order to Mao Zedong.

Memos to Donald Trump, From the Asia Society Family

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center December 13, 2016 in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From climate change to human rights to education, we offer our personal recommendations to the president-elect.