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Why Trump's Iran Posture May Be 'More Carrot Than Stick' to the Country's Hardliners

A pro-government demonstrator holds aloft a picture of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at Tehran University. (Getty)
Current Affairs

At the UN, President Trump again flirted with jettisoning the Iran nuclear deal, which may hinder reforms in the country that he wants to see.

Why President Trump's New Afghanistan Policy Is 'More of the Same'

U.S. President Donald Trump greets military leaders before his speech on Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Hassan Abbas argues that while few good options exist for dealing with the Central Asian country, the 45th president's approach is unlikely to make things better.

3 Questions on the China/India Border Dispute

Indian activists of National Panthers Party shout anti Chinese slogans during a protest near the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on July 7, 2017. (Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

What the standoff in the Himalayas means for relations between Asia's two powers

The North Korea Crisis — What's Next?

 Kim Jong-Un (C) celebrates the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. (SPR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Why negotiating with China may be the only viable option for the U.S.

Asia Abridged Podcast: North Korea Tests Trump

Rockets are displayed 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)
Current Affairs

Analysts look at the options for dealing with the nuclear crisis unfolding on the Korean peninsula.

Asia Abridged Podcast: Iran, Trump, and the Fate of the Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump speaks at a rally organized by the Tea Party Patriots against the Iran nuclear deal in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on September 9, 2015. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty)<
Current Affairs

In this podcast short, analysts discuss the status of the Iran nuclear deal and how it has influenced American and Iranian politics.

Does Trump's Presidency Mean Australia Needs a 'Plan B' — Toward China?

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull before their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on April 15, 2016. (Kenzaburo Fukuhama/AFP/Getty Images)
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A series of essays explores the increasingly crucial relationship between Canberra and Asia.

The Implications of Modi's Visit to the U.S.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he delivers his Independence Day speech from The Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2015. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

As the Indian prime minister prepares to meet with President Trump, the Asia Society Policy Institute discusses what's at stake.

Former CIA Analyst: 'We Are Smoking Something' if We Think North Korea Denuclearization Is Achievable

(L to R) Chung-in Moon, Barbara Demick, Daniel Russell, and Sue Mi Terry speak at Asia Society in New York on June 19, 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Sue Mi Terry says recent meetings with North Korean officials reemphasized the country's commitment to its nuclear weapons program.

Michael Bloomberg: Americans 'Are Here To Fight Climate Change'

Michael Bloomberg speaks at Asia Society. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

The former New York mayor discusses how corporations and municipalities will adhere to the Paris Agreement despite President Trump's withdrawal.