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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)
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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)
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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.

Book Excerpt: 'Debating China: The US-China Relationship in Ten Conversations'

A Chinese construction worker sets rebar on an apartment building under construction as a development and a real estate boom takes hold in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in October 2012. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

China scholars Elizabeth Economy and Zha Daojiong contrast U.S. and Chinese approaches to investment and development worldwide. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York this Thursday, January 9.

Nuclear Deal With Iran Could Lead to Broader U.S.-Iran Dialogue, Say Experts

Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian (center) speaks with former U.S. nuclear negotiator Robert Einhorn during an event at Asia Society on December 17, 2013. (Kenji Takigami)
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Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian and Asia Society’s Suzanne DiMaggio offered their views on the interim nuclear agreement between the P5+1 countries and Iran and on the prospects ahead for U.S.-Iran relations.

Focus on Asia Will Define China's Near-Term Foreign Policy, Says Historian Westad

Prof. Odd Arne Westad, winner of the 2013 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award, speaks at Asia Society New York on December 18, 2013. (David Barreda/Asia Society)
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Historian Odd Arne Westad says China's leaders see the country as a regional power and ought to develop a more cooperative relationship with Southeast Asia, rather than taking an aggressive stance in regional affairs.

For North Korea, a Disastrous 2013 Has Set Up a Precarious 2014

A North Korea soldier stands guard on the banks of the Yalu River which separates the North Korean town of Sinuiju from the Chinese border town of Dandong on the second anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-Il, December 17, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society's Matthew Stumpf says North Korea finds itself in an ever-more precarious international situation after a disastrous series of decisions in 2013.

Iran, US Experts Call Nuclear Deal a 'Breakthrough' – to an Uncertain Future

L to R: Thomas R. Pickering, Hossein Mousavian, Robert Einhorn and George Stephanopolous at Asia Society New York on December 17, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Policy

Former Iranian and U.S. diplomats said Tuesday that the interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations has created an opportunity for cooperation on other regional challenges.

Interview: What 250 Years of Chinese History Shows About the Future

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Prof. Odd Arne Westad, author of Restless Empire, talks about how studying the past 250 years of Chinese history brought him to a new understanding of how China relates to the outside world, and what its long-term prospects look like.

Interview: Author Pankaj Mishra on the Modernization of Asia

Pankaj Mishra (R), author of
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"I don't think the problems of Asia today can be posed, let alone solved, through an East-versus-West binary," says the winner of an honorable mention in Asia Society's 2013 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.

Political Opposition Complicates Iran Nuclear Negotiations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol before testifying to the Senate Banking and Urban Affairs Committee in Washington, DC on Nov. 13, 2013. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Policy

The interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations is facing domestic criticism in Iran and the United States. Panel discussion on U.S.-Iranian relations at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, December 18.