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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. 

How 'Modern Sexism' Influences American Politics

Republican nominee Donald Trump (R) watches Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate on October 9, 2016.(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)
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Political scientist Elizabeth Simas describes how gender issues in recent presidential elections have led to historic gaps in voter behavior.

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

How Will Trump and Duterte Change the U.S.-Philippines Relationship?

Filipino students burn an mock US flag and photo of US President-elect Donald Trump during a rally in front of the US embassy in Manila on November 10, 2016. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
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The two men share an affinity toward one another — but may find themselves at odds over a number of issues.

Trump's Rumored India Ambassador Says Globalization Advances U.S. Interests

Ashley Tellis, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discussed President-elect Trump's Asia policy at Asia Society on November 10, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Appearing at Asia Society two days after Donald Trump's victory, Ashley Tellis also argued for protecting America's international order.

Four Elections To Watch in Asia in 2017

 President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 22, 2016 in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Looking ahead at key political events in Iran, South Korea, China, and Hong Kong.

Nine Events That Shaped Asia in 2016

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands as they attend a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on October 20, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter/Pool-Getty Images)
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From Duterte's win in the Philippines to the downfall of TPP, it was an eventful year across the continent.

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

17 Predictions for Asia in 2017

The relationship between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will be one to watch in 2017. (Thomas Peter/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski gazes into his crystal ball.