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Our Picks From Around Asia: Duterte's Reign, A North Korea Purge, and the Chinese Who Marched on Washington

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) during a combat drill of the service personnel of the special operation battalion of the Korean People's Army Unit 52. (KCNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

This week's best content from Asia, courtesy of the Asia Society family.

Asian American Immigration in the Age of Trump

Malaysian activists hold placards during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration order outside the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on February 3, 2017. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

“I think there's tremendous fear in immigrant communities as a result of the election.” 

How Western Economists Contributed to China's Economic Miracle

Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and his wife visit with U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn in Washington, D.C. on January 31, 1979. (AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The author Julian Gewirtz describes how a period of Sino-Western cooperation helped shape Chinese reform.

Kevin Rudd: Globalization and Automation Require a 'New Social Contract'

Robotic arms work on the body shells of cars on an automated production line at the BMW Mini car production plant in Oxford, England. (Goeff Caddick/AFP/Getty)
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"Until we bring a new social contract, the forces of polarization to the far left and far right are likely to continue.”

What Should the Trump Administration Do in Asia? 11 Experts Weigh In

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) signs two executive orders during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security with Vice President Mike Pence, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and other officials January 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Distinguished individuals from academia, the media, the military, the government, and the private sector provide advice for the 45th president. 

Our Picks From Around Asia: Syria's Future, Oxycontin's Spread, and the Life of a Chinese Linguistics Giant

A photo taken on March 4, 2015 shows a banner bearing a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a street in the city of Damascus. (Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Each week, Asia Society brings you a roundup of the most interesting Asia-related content curated by our staff, officers, and affiliates.

What Trump Has in Common With Mao

A soldier stands guard in front of Mao Zedong's portrait at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. (Matt Spurr/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Orville Schell likens Trump's populist vows to upend the existing order to Mao Zedong.

Could China's System Replace Democracy?

A local resident votes during elections in the village of Wukan on March 31, 2014. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The world may be turning from democracy — but the alternatives possess serious flaws.

Why Humanity Can't Move Past War

Croatian Defense Council Army tanks pull into firing position. (Kim Price/Wikimedia Commons)
Current Affairs

Bioethicist Jonathan Glover describes the "traps" that humans fall into that unnecessarily lead to conflict.

U.S. Secretary of State Nominee Praises China for 'Curtailing Elements of Radical Islam'

Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, testifies during his confirmation hearing before Senate Foreign Relations Committee January 11, 2017. (Alex Wong/Getty)
Current Affairs

Rex Tillerson's remarks at his Senate confirmation hearing are likely to rile Muslim Uighur advocates.