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Video: Mixed Reviews Aside, Nuclear Pact a Sign US and Iran Are Learning 'to Deal With Each Other'

(L to R) Robin Wright (via videolink), Karim Sadjadpour, Kevin Rudd, and Frank G. Wisner discuss the Iran nuclear deal on July 22 at Asia Society New York. (Elsa M. Ruiz/Asia Society)
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The landmark deal will face political and technical trouble in both Washington and Tehran, a panel of experts said Wednesday. But, they added, the agreement deserved support, and even celebration.

Listen: Kevin Rudd on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japan's Economic and Security Policies

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan speaks during a May 1, 2015 luncheon co-sponsored by Asia Society Southern California in Los Angeles, California. (Mario Anzuoni/Getty Images)
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"It is difficult to overemphasize the significance of the Japanese government's current exercise in the reinterpretation of Japan's postwar constitution," says Kevin Rudd.

Video: Former Pakistan Ambassador Hopes for 'Calmer Dialogue' About Kashmir

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“Pakistan has not been able to get the Indian part of Kashmir in four wars. A fifth war is not going to change that,” said former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Husain Haqqani in a discussion on the legacy of India's partition.

Video: Waging Peace in Asia, Because 'No Region Has More to Lose' From War

Members of a new Asia Society Policy Institute commission discuss securing peace in Asia through institutions. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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“We’ve seen the return of geopolitics, the return of contention and competition," says Shivshankar Menon, member of a new Asia Society Policy Institute commission that aims to help strengthen institutions and develop mechanisms for managing tensions and security threats across the Asia-Pacific region.

Ian Bremmer: 'I See Only One Country in the World That Has a Global Strategy Today, and It's Not America. It's China'

Ian Bremmer (L) and Kevin Rudd in discussion at Asia Society New York on May 27, 2015. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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In a far-ranging exchange of ideas, Ian Bremmer and Kevin Rudd discussed the need for U.S. leaders to commit to a coherent foreign policy strategy as China gains influence and as other nations, particularly in Asia, hedge their alliances.

Listen: Rudd on Why U.S.-China Relations Under Xi Jinping Won't Be 'Business as Usual'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd speaks at Asia Society New York on May 4, 2015. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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ASPI President Kevin Rudd joined ASPI’s latest AsiaConnect briefing to discuss his key conclusions from his yearlong study of the future of U.S.-China relations.

Video: Myanmar's Democratic and Economic Reforms Are 'Underappreciated'

(L to R) Tom Nagorski, Thant Myint-U, Tom Freston, and Priscilla Clapp discuss Myanmar's historic political and economic turnaround at Asia Society New York on April 21, 2015.
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In a discussion at Asia Society New York, Thant Myint-U, Priscilla Clapp, and Tom Freston argued that Myanmar has moved a long way toward a democratic system and an open economy since reforms began in 2011.

Video: Henry Paulson Discusses 'Certainty' of Financial Crisis in China and How to Manage it

Henry Paulson speaks at Asia Society New York.
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Former U.S. Treasury Secretary discusses how China should make its economy more open to competition in order to mitigate financial excesses.

Watch Kevin Rudd's TED Talk: How China and the US Can Achieve a 'Dream for All'

Kevin Rudd speaks at TED2015, “Truth and Dare,” Session 1, at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, Canada, on March 16, 2015. (Bret Hartman/TED)
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Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, opened the TED2015 conference on March 16 with a talk about the future of U.S.-China relations.

US Treasury Secretary Softens View on China-Led Infrastructure Bank, But Stresses 'High Standards' in Asia Society Address

U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew speaks at Asia Society Northern California on March 31, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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“We welcome China having a significant role in the global economic and financial architecture," Jacob Lew said at Asia Society Northern California in San Francisco.