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Opinion: U.S. Must Bank on Progress in the Asia-Pacific

Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei (L) speaks during the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People on October 24, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Takaki Yajima/Getty Images)
Policy

Sean O’Connor with the Asia Society Policy Institute considers China’s slate of regional economic initiatives, like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and argues that the United States must accelerate its own investments in strengthening the Asia-Pacific.

Opinion: Why the U.S. Should End Its 40-Year Ban on Exporting Crude Oil

Construction workers specializing in pipe-laying work on a section of pipeline on July 25, 2013 outside Watford City, North Dakota. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Policy

Jeffrey Kupfer, Bernard Schwartz Fellow with the Asia Society Policy Institute, argues that the U.S. can help its allies in Asia and benefit its economy by ending its longstanding ban on exporting U.S. crude oil.

China, the US, and Africa: A New Foreign Aid Triangle?

A Chinese construction worker (R) supervises the building of a road on 30 April 2007 in Makenisa, 9km south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Simon Maina/AFP)
Policy

A new trilateral forum would foster more effective collaboration among China, the U.S., and African governments in developing and conducting foreign aid programs for Africa, writes Christina Dinh with the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Interview: Eric Liu on the Chinese American Dream and 'Hybrid' Identity

Eric Liu (L), author of
Lifestyle

Prior to his talk at Asia Society Northern California on July 29, Eric Liu, founder and CEO of Citizen University, discusses what it means to be Chinese American today.

John Kerry + Guitar + China's Great Hall of the People = Smart Diplomacy

Education

The merger of the U.S.–China Consultation on People-to-people Exchange with the Strategic and Economic Dialogue makes perfect sense, writes Asia Society's Jeff Wang.

Lessons for the Trans-Pacific Partnership from the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Pact

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) meets with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, on Capitol Hill, June 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Prime Minister Lee Loong is on a six-day working visit to Washington. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, Wadsworth Fellow with ASPI, examines the impact of the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement on its tenth anniversary and considers what it might mean for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Watch: Former Diplomats on U.S.-Iran Mistrust in Their Nuclear Negotiations

Hamid Biglari (L), Ambassador Hossein Mousavian (C), and Gary Sick (R) discuss U.S.-Iran relations at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Hossein Mousavian and Gary Sick traced the history of U.S.-Iran relations and how the two countries’ longstanding opposition has affected negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.

Watch: Is China's Aggression Taking Advantage of U.S. Policy?

This picture taken on May 14, 2014 shows a Chinese coast guard vessel (L) followed by a Vietnamese coast guard ship (R) near the area of China's oil drilling rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

Appearing on Bloomberg TV, Asia Society Senior Fellow Jamie Metzl argued that China sees an opportunity to gain influence in Asia Pacific as the U.S. tends to other international concerns.

Why the China-Russia Natural Gas Deal Was All but Inevitable

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) applauds during the agreement signing ceremony in Shanghai on May 21, 2014, with Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller (C) and Chinese state energy giant CNPC Chairman Zhou Jiping (R) attending the ceremony. (Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)

Jeffrey Kupfer, Asia Society's 2014 Bernard Schwartz Fellow, argues that long-term trends in global energy markets helped bring Russia and China for their "landmark deal" as energy supplier and consumer.

Can the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Seal a Deal on Agriculture?

U.S. trade representative Michael Froman (R) talks to Akira Amari, Japan's Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy, at a press conference in Singapore on May 20, 2014. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, 2014 Wadsworth Fellow at Asia Society, explores options for the U.S., Japan, and other TPP countries to resolve their differences on market access for agricultural goods.