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The North Korea Crisis — What's Next?

 Kim Jong-Un (C) celebrates the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. (SPR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Why negotiating with China may be the only viable option for the U.S.

Are China and the U.S. Destined for War?

Will these two go to war? (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
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What the ancient conflict between Athens and Sparta tells us about present-day Sino-American relations

Thomas Donilon: Unfilled State Department Posts Present a 'Serious Crisis'

Former National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilon speaks at Asia Society in New York on May 10, 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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President Obama's former national security advisor warns that the current lack of government personnel leaves the United States unprepared in the event of a major international crisis.

Everything You Need To Know About the Xi-Trump Summit — From the Asia Society Family

U.S. President Donald Trump departs for his two-day summit meeting with Xi Jinping on Air Force One. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
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Read up on the key issues informing this week's gathering of the American and Chinese presidents.

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.