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Ten Events That Shaped Asia in 2015

Satellite image of the Asian continent. (Visible Earth/NASA)
Current Affairs

From Iran to Nepal and Singapore to Syria, here's how 2015 will be remembered on the world's largest continent.

Richard Holbrooke's 'Generational and Stylistic Differences' With President Obama

In this video, the filmmaker David Holbrooke engages in a Q&A about his film
Current Affairs

The late diplomat's son, the documentarian David Holbrooke, discussed his father's difficult relationship with the president at the Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Hong Kong.

China, the U.S., and Islamic Terrorism

President Xi Jinping of China and President Barack Obama of the United States meet in the Netherlands in 2014. (U.S. Embassy The Hague/Flickr)
Current AffairsPolicy

Can Beijing and Washington find common ground in fighting Islamic terror?

After Paris: Is China Still on Presidential Candidates' Radar?

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at the annual Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, in May. (John Premble/Flickr)
Current AffairsPolicy

The recent terrorist attacks in Europe have garnened recent foreign policy attention in the U.S. electoral bid. But China looms as an major issue.

Orville Schell: To Restore Relationship, US and China Should Consider 'Previously Unthinkable Options'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves after the closing news conference on June 24, 2015 at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Officials from the U.S. and China participated in the seventh annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

"To achieve any kind of lasting breakthrough in the China-United States relationship, both sides must be prepared to make difficult concessions," writes Asia Society's Orville Schell in the New York Times.

Hidden Benefits in Delayed Indonesia Trip

In December 2009, a statue depicting President Obama was erected in a Jakarta public park. It has since been removed. (<a href='http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefangeens/5001575300/sizes/l/' target='_blank'>Stefan Geens</a>/flickr)
Policy Three postponements have created an opportunity for genuine substance.

Surprise, Surprise ... Obama Says He'll Finally Visit Indonesia

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Policy Barack Obama has reportedly stunned Indonesian diplomats by announcing he'll visit the world's most populous Muslim nation soon as part of a wider Asian tour.

Discuss: Is Obama Steering the Country in the Right Direction?

<i>The Obama Syndrome</i> by Tariq Ali.
Policy Is Obama is steering the country in the right direction at home and abroad?

Obama Sets Asean-US Summit for Sidelines of UN Meeting

Simon Tay, Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow and author of Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America.
Policy President Obama plans to meet leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on the sidelines of this month's UN General Assembly session.