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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)
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski gazes into his crystal ball.

Interview: New Documentary's Faces of Pakistan, from Imran Khan to Ex-Taliban

Abdullah, a truck driver who has traveled the length and breadth of Pakistan, is one of  six subjects profiled in the documentary

A new documentary gets unusual access to a cross-section of Pakistanis, including Imran Khan, a former Taliban soldier and a Sufi singer.

Interview: For Editorial Cartoonist 'KAL,' Pen is Definitely Mightier Than the Sword

Rocket man: North Korea's Kim Jong Un gets the KAL treatment earlier in 2012. (The Economist)

"You can judge the maturity of a society by the amount of satire it can endure," says one of the world's leading editorial cartoonists. In-person appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong this Thursday, November 29.

Expert: Gillard to Press for UN Security Council Bid on US Visit [Live Webcast]

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (R) listens as Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono speaks during a press conference at the Northern Territory Parliament House in Darwin on July 3, 2012. (Daniel Hartley-Allen/AFP/GettyImages)

Asia Society Associate Fellow Thom Woodroofe says Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard may use talks at Asia Society and other venues in New York this week to highlight her nation's role in security in Asia.

Photo of the Day: In Dili, Candles for a Happy Anniversary

May 19, 2012: Nighttime festivities in the Timorese capital, Dili, as the country prepares to inaugurate a new President, Taur Matan Ruak, and also celebrates the 10th anniversary of its restoration of independence. (Martine Perret/United Nations Photo/Flickr)
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U.S. Helps Indonesia's Kopassus Despite Human Rights Record

Kopassus is coming in from the cold and the debate is heating up.

Heated Immigration Debate Continues in Australia


The issue of how to deal with refugees coming in to Australia from places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka is a tough one. Prime Minister Julia Gillard hopes to resolve the divisive matter by sending refugees to East Timor, but not everyone is on board with the new plan.

CNN recently reported on how the immigration debate is taking center stage in national polls scheduled to take place on August 21.

Boats, Asylum Seekers and Aussies

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks during a press conference at Parliament House on June 24, 2010 in Canberra, Australia, not long after becoming Australia's first woman Prime Minister. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Policy Australia's new Prime Minister Julia Gillard comes up with a surprise plan on asylum seekers ... put them in East Timor