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Wendy Cutler: Why Free Trade Standards in Asia Are Rising

ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler (L) and ASPI President Kevin Rudd discuss free trade and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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The Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President, who recently served as Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, spoke about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership is catalyzing trade liberalization across Asia during an event in New York.

Myanmar as a Democracy: What's Ahead for Aung San Suu Kyi's Majority Party?

People walk past a graffiti depiction of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the headquarters of the National League for Democracy party (NLD) in Yangon, Myanmar on November 13, 2015. (Nicolas Asfouri/Getty Images)

Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to the Asia Society Policy Institute, delivered a briefing on the outcomes and implications of Myanmar’s national election as part of ASPI’s AsiaConnect series. 

Daniel Russel: U.S. Won't 'Just Agree to Disagree' in Disputes with China

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel speaks at Asia Society in New York on November 4, 2015. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Assistant U.S. Secretary of State says the Obama administration has put "a floor" under the U.S.-China relationship to avert crisis, but it will continue to press on contentious issues and reject the idea of "Chinese exceptionalism."

Video: New Zealand Leader Says China Sees Opportunity in the TPP

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key discusses China’s economic transformation and the country’s changing posture toward the TPP during a conversation with ASPI President Kevin Rudd. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

In a discussion with ASPI President Kevin Rudd at Asia Society New York, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said he regards the potential pact as a “starting point” for opening trade more broadly across Asia.

How Is Asia's Rise Changing the Global Order?

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd moderates a discussion at Harvard Law School to launch ASPI's initiative on the future of the global order. (Benn Craig/Harvard Kenndy School)

Panelists discuss the future of the global order at Harvard University on Tuesday.

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


“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)

“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.