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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.

Why Trump's Middle East Strategy Is Not a 'Radical Departure' From Obama's

An Iraqi man in Najaf displays his finger to the camera on January 30, 2005 in Najaf, Iraq. The purple dye indicates that he has just voted in Iraq's first elections. (Brent Stirton/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A conversation with Shadi Hamid on the president's Middle East policy, democracy vs. liberalism, and why impeachment talk makes him uncomfortable.

David Petraeus: Trump's Syria Strike 'Right Action To Take'

Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran shares a laugh with General (Ret.) David Petraeus at Asia Society in New York on April 11, 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

But the retired general reminded an Asia Society audience that "one strike does not a strategy make."

Japanese Internment Survivors Warn Against Repeating History's Mistakes

Demonstrators at Miami International Airport protest an executive order that President Donald Trump signed clamping down on refugee admissions and temporarily restricting travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries on January 29, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty)
Current Affairs

Rhetoric and executive action targeting Muslims elicits fears that America is failing to remember one of its darkest episodes.

Could China's System Replace Democracy?

A local resident votes during elections in the village of Wukan on March 31, 2014. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The world may be turning from democracy — but the alternatives possess serious flaws.

Book Excerpt: 'The Boat Rocker' by Ha Jin

Ha Jin (Jerry Bauer)
Arts

Read an excerpt from the latest work published by the venerated Chinese-American novelist.

Interview: Sudarsan Raghavan on Afghanistan's 'Pivotal Transformations'

Afghan shoppers look for brooms at a roadside shop in Herat on April 9, 2014. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The Washington Post reporter and Osborn Elliott Prize winner discusses how the country has — and hasn't — changed in the 15 years since 9/11.

Interview: Capturing North Korea's People in 3D

Matjaž Tančič
Multimedia

What the Beijing-based photographer Matjaž Tančič found when he took 3D portraits of North Koreans

#TBT: George W. Bush Celebrates Asia Society's 50th Anniversary in 2006

George W. Bush meets Asia Society President Vishakha Desai in 2006. (Paul Morse/White House)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: George W. Bush's 2006 visit.