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Slideshow: Sober Suits, Not Hawaiian Shirts, Define 2011 APEC Summit

L to R, bottom: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, U.S. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. L to R, top: Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak, Republic of Korea President Lee Myung-bak, Mexican Trade Minister Bruno Ferrari and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill in the APEC group photo on Nov. 13, 2011 in Honolulu, HI. (Kent Nishimura - Pool/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Veteran Asia-Pacific watchers were deprived of a beloved tradition in Honolulu this past weekend when U.S. President Barack Obama decreed that attendees at the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit wouldn't be required to wear aloha shirts for the Summit's main photo op.

Upcoming Summits Underscore Importance of East Asia in U.S. Strategy

(L to R) Chinese President Hu Jintao, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono stand together for a photograph at the Group of 20 (G20) Cannes Summit at the Palais des Festivals November 3, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Chris Ratcliffe-Pool/Getty Images)
Policy

Earlier today, the Asia Society released a task force report entitled U.S.-East Asia Relations: A Strategy for Multilateral Engagement. This report, compiled by an international group of experts, presents a series of practical recommendations on what the U.S. can do to build constructive relationships with Asian countries.

Hassina Sherjan: U.S. Needs to Stay in Afghanistan Another '15, 20 Years'

Hassina Sherjan in New York on June 23, 2011.
Policy

Following Obama's troop drawdown timetable, Hassina Sherjan discusses what the U.S. must do before leaving Afghanistan.

Bin Laden's Death Will Prove 'Demoralizing' to Al Qaeda

This May 2, 2011 photo shows the FBI website announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden. Bin Laden was killed in an overnight raid by US forces on a heavily fortified compound north of Islamabad, US President Barack Obama announced in a late-night White House address. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

But Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas warns "the battle against violence and extremism is by no means over."  

After Osama, a Balancing Act for President Obama

Newspapers announcing the death of accused 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden are seen at a newsstand outside the World Trade Center site May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai says Barack Obama must "balance claims of victory with the pursuit of his administration’s military and civilian strategy."

Asia Stars in Obama's State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama delivering the State of the Union address on Jan. 25, 2011. (Whitehouse.gov)
Policy

The President's address proves Asia is very much on Americans' minds these days.

Photo of the Day: Ecstatic Troops Greet Obama

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US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with troops after addressing them at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan December 3, 2010 during a surprise visit for the holidays.

Obama in India: What's at Stake?

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during meetings on the sideline of the G20 Summit in Toronto on June 27, 2010. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

President Obama's upcoming trip to India has raised a few questions: Who will he meet? Which sites will he visit? And most importantly, what does his visit mean for the US and the host country?

Vishakha Desai: A 'Very Nascent' Relationship Between India and the US

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai.
Policy Elaborating on her earlier Huffington Post opinion piece, Desai characterizes Obama's trip as "very important" for both countries and their respective leaders, for a host of security- and business-related reasons.

Asia Society Fellow Mira Kamdar Assesses the Obama Agenda

Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar appeared on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show earlier today to assess the likelihood of a lasting peace between India and Pakistan.