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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.

'Shared Threats' Can Keep U.S.-China Conflict at Bay

Panelists at the Asia Rising event say that mutual development and destruction are a reason the U.S. and China will avoid conflict. (Ng Han Guan/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In an op-ed for The Straits Times, Asia Society trustee Chan Heng Chee says the two powers can still avoid the "Thucydides Trap."

Asia Blog's 10 Most Read Posts of 2015

(L to R) Jeremy Lin, Philippine Gold, Cris Comerford, and Xi Jinping were some of Asia Blog's most read stories in 2015. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty, Ayala Museum, Sonya, N. Herbert/White House, Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

From cross-cultural comedy to imperiled journalists, these are the posts that struck a chord with our readers during the past year.

'Sixteen for '16': Predictions for Asia in 2016

Asia Society's Asia Society's Tom Nagorski predicts that Iran will make good on its end of the nuclear deal, but this still doesn't mean that tensions between Tehran and Washington will cease.
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski on what's on tap for Asia in the new year.

Solving Climate Change Problem Rests on U.S.-China Cooperation

Commitments made by the U.S.-China in Paris are the key to addressing global climate change. (LWYang/Flickr)
Policy

The urgency in tackling climate change is one thing that the U.S. and China can agree on.

Kevin Rudd: 'No Chinese Economic Implosion in 2016'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd argues that China's economy will not collapse in 2016.  (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

In a piece for Time magazine, the former Australian prime minister lays out what we can expect from China in 2016.

New Yorker Writers Reflect on 'Extreme' Reporting About China

Peter Hessler and Jiayang Fan discuss reporting on China at Asia Society in New York on December 17. (Elena Olivia/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Peter Hessler, Evan Osnos, Jiayang Fan, and Zha Jianying discuss challenges foreign reporters still face in giving balanced coverage of China. 

#TBT: In 2000, 'Forgiveness' Grapples with the Ghosts of History

Chinese opera master Zhou Long (L) and Japanese Noh master Akira Matsui perform “Forgiveness” in 2000. (Rachel Cooper/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A 2000 performance that dealt with the uncomfortable history between China, Japan, and Korea.

New Yorker Writers: How to Cover China in the Present Day

See-ming Lee/ Flickr
Current Affairs

In advance of their appearance at Asia Society on Thursday, five correspondents from the magazine say how they'd approach coverage of the country today.

Will the Next Global Recession Be 'Made in China'?

(L to R) Ian Bremmer, Josette Sheeran, Tom Nagorski, Kevin Rudd, and Ruchir Sharma at Asia Society in New York forecast what will happen in Asia in 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Ruchir Sharma, Kevin Rudd, and Ian Bremmer spar over whether China's economic woes pose a serious threat to the world economy.