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Expert Calls for Less 'Red Meat,' More 'Nuance' From Candidates on Foreign Policy

U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney debate on October 16, 2012 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Mike Kulma talks to Al Jazeera ahead of tonight's foreign policy debate.

Myanmar President Thein Sein: No Reversal to Democratic Transition [Video]

Myanmar President Thein Sein answers questions from moderator Suzanne DiMaggio (L) at Asia Society in New York,  Sept. 27, 2012. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Policy

In a landmark appearance at Asia Society headquarters in New York on Thursday, Myanmar President Thein Sein said that his country has left behind its authoritarian government and that the road to democracy was irreversible.

Pakistan FM Khar 'Embarrassed' By Riots, But Calls for Understanding

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar responds to a question at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, September 27, 2012. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Policy

"We do not condone violence," Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Thursday at Asia Society in New York. "That is not what Islam teaches us."

Former US Ambassador to Myanmar on Thein Sein's 'Totally Different Course'

Burton Levin, former U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar, addresses Asia Society Hong Kong on September 20, 2012.
Policy

Burton Levin, who represented the U.S. in the Southeast Asian nation from 1987 to 1990, discussed the current political situation in Myanmar recently at Asia Society in Hong Kong.

What Would You Ask Myanmar President Thein Sein? #asktheinsein

President of Myanmar Thien Sein in Singapore, Jan 30, 2012. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Policy

In 2011, a new, quasi-civilian government took power in Myanmar, and boldly began to implement democratic reforms which continue today. At the helm of this fluid and fragile transition is President Thein Sein, a former military brigadier general who served as Prime Minister in the previous military government led by Senior General Than Shwe.

Clinton: US 'Committed to Standing With' Myanmar Government, People

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton makes introductory remarks before an address by Myanmar parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
Policy

The following is complete text of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's opening remarks at Aung San Suu Kyi's first visit to the United States in more than 40 years, an Asia Society event held at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on September 18, 2012.

Photos: Aung San Suu Kyi and Hillary Clinton Address Asia Society in D.C.

Myanmar parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi (R) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embrace during an Asia Society event at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on September 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
Policy

Myanmar democracy icon and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi spoke Tuesday at an Asia Society event at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., the initial public stop on her landmark first visit to the United States in more than 40 years.

Here's a Message Obama and Romney Should Both Approve

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gives the keynote address on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Education

Regardless of the outcome in the upcoming presidential election, education must be viewed as the single greatest equalizer and antidote for many of the ills we face as a nation, writes Brandon Wiley.

India's Central Bank Governor Refuses to Play Politics With Inflation

Dr. Duvurri Subbarao, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, will appear at Asia Society in New York on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m. (siddylam/Flickr)
Policy

"Subbarao was believed to have been chosen as central banker in 2008 because he was seen as being unlikely to buck his political masters. If so, he has proven the government wrong repeatedly," writes Asia Society Associate Fellow Pramit Pal Chaudhuri.

Desai: New Indian President Could Play 'Vital Role'

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai with Pranab Mukherjee at Asia Society Museum's Rabindranath Tagore exhibition in New York City in September 2011. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Pranab Mukherjee, an advocate of the arts who visited Asia Society last year, could be more than just a figurehead in shaping India's future.