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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.

Ambassadors From Asia Plea for Continuity Under Trump Administration

(L to R) Joe Hockey, Ahn Ho-young, Kevin Rudd, and Ashok Mirpuri at Asia Society in Washington, D.C. on December 13, 2016. (Nick Khazal/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

At the launch of a new report giving advice for Donald Trump from Asian leaders, regional ambassadors air their concerns about a possible American retrenchment from Asia.

How China's Taiwan Strategy Is Backfiring

An activist holds sunflowers and wears a sticker of Taiwan's national flag on her face in support of student protesters occupying the parliament building in Taipei on March 21, 2014. (Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

An interview with Syaru Shirley Lin on her new book "Taiwan's China Dilemma."

Shivshankar Menon: What China's Ambitions Mean for India

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the G20 Summit on September 4, 2016 in Hangzhou, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Policy

In an excerpt from his new book, the former Foreign Secretary of India explores the relationship between the world's two largest countries.

Wendy Cutler: 'China Is Likely To Fill the Vacuum' From U.S. TPP Exit

Wendy Cutler and Patrick Ziltener speaking at Asia Society Switzerland on December 6, 2016. (Niklas Stauffer)
Current Affairs

The veteran trade negotiator discusses TPP, the future of free trade, and globalization.

Advice for President-Elect Trump From Around Asia

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a stop in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 1, 2016. (Ty Wright/Getty)
Current AffairsPolicy

A new Asia Society briefing book offers perspectives for the incoming president from regional leaders across Asia who have experienced first-hand the challenges of managing the region's complex relationships.

Trump's Trade and Security Challenges with China

A vendor picks up a 100 yuan note above a newspaper featuring a photo of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, at a news stand in Beijing on November 10, 2016. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

When Donald Trump assumes the presidency, perhaps his most complex foreign policy challenge will be China. Is he up to the task? 

What Donald Trump's Election Might Mean for Asia

Japanese newspapers report the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election in Tokyo on November 9, 2016. (Toru Yananaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The shocking result on Tuesday has many in the region concerned about which campaign promises the president-elect will follow through on.

The U.S. Senate Elects Two New Asian American Members

California Attorney General Kamala Harris was elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night, becoming one of three Asian Americans to serve on the body. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Children's Defense Fund)

On an otherwise dismal night for the Democrats, the victories of Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) tripled the number of Asian American U.S. senators.