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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.”

The 'Narrowing Nexus' Between Think Tanks and Journalists

Think tanks and journalists are increasingly adopting one-another's approaches. (Elvin/Flickr)
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Think tank leaders discuss how to remain relevant amid shifting dynamics in politics, media, and philanthropy. 

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. 

Ambassadors From Asia Plea for Continuity Under Trump Administration

(L to R) Joe Hockey, Ahn Ho-young, Kevin Rudd, and Ashok Mirpuri at Asia Society in Washington, D.C. on December 13, 2016. (Nick Khazal/Asia Society)
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At the launch of a new report giving advice for Donald Trump from Asian leaders, regional ambassadors air their concerns about a possible American retrenchment from Asia.

Outgoing New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on TPP

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced his resignation on Monday after eight years in office. (Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images)
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John Key announced on Monday that he would step down as the country's leader in order to spend more time with his family.

Asia Society Honors I.M. Pei, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations

I.M. Pei celebrates his Asia Game Changer lifetime achievement award with his children and grandchildren. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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The legendary architect, film director Zhang Yimou, and eight others were recognized for their achievements.

How Asia Society's Establishment Was a 'Bet on the Future'

From left: Robert Oxnam, Ronnie Chan, Josette Sheeran, Nicholas Platt, and Kevin Rudd discuss Asia Society on its 60th anniversary. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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At a gathering celebrating the organization's 60th anniversary, former Asia Society President Robert Oxnam explained why John D. Rockefeller's vision was far from assured.

U.N. Inaction in Syria Is 'The Single Greatest Diplomatic Failure of our Times'

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Analysts say the United Nations Security Council is failing to prevent mass atrocities and is in desperate need of reform.

Why ASEAN Continues To 'Make Haste Slowly'

(L to R) Daniel Russel, Rui Maria de Arujo, Kevin Rudd, and Albert Chua discuss ASEAN at Asia Society in New York on September 23, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Officials from the United States and ASEAN defend the Southeast Asian organization's "frustrating" consensus model.

Aung San Suu Kyi: 'What We Want Is a Truly Democratic Country'

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses Asia Society in New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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The iconic Nobel laureate addressed Asia Society for the first time as Myanmar's most powerful official.