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Senior Japanese Official: North Korea a 'Crying Baby'

Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama discussed East Asian security and economics in conversation with Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama, who appeared on Wednesday at Asia Society, also explained why China's economic slowdown is "not good for anybody."

Is Japan's Commitment to Pacifism Wavering?

Critics fear that the legislative changes made to Article 9 last November will lead to the swift remilitarization of Japan. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Despite legislative changes introduced by Shinzo Abe last year, observers say the country is unlikely to remilitarize.

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.

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)
PolicySustainability

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.

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.

Kevin Rudd Hails 'Ambitious' Deal on Climate Change

Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicySustainability

The Asia Society Policy Institute president says that the agreement struck in Paris marks the beginning of "an effective market-sensitive mechanism" to combat climate change.

Rudd and Paulson: How China, India, and the U.S. Can Forge a Clean Energy Future

In this photograph taken on August 23, 2015, an Indian engineer fixes a solar panel into position at the under construction Roha Dyechem solar plant at Bhadla some 225 kms north of Jodhpur in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. (Money Sharma/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

In a Guardian op-ed published as COP21 began in Paris, ASPI President Kevin Rudd and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson argue that the “big three” can “become global leaders in a new and more sustainable energy future.”

Wendy Cutler: Why Free Trade Standards in Asia Are Rising

ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler (L) and ASPI President Kevin Rudd discuss free trade and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

The Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President, who recently served as Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, spoke about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership is catalyzing trade liberalization across Asia during an event in New York.

Podcast: Financing Terror Through 'Cultural Cleansing'

A Syrian policeman patrols Greco-Roman ruins in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, on March 14, 2014, before Islamic State forces seized the city the following year. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In the third episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we’ll look at the destruction and trafficking of antiquities in the Middle East — how it perpetuates terrorism and what can be done to stop it.