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Obama's Military Commitment in East Asia Fraught With Risk

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (C) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) delivers remarks on the Defense Strategic Review at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Also pictured is Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (L). President Obama vowed Thursday that the U.S. military would maintain its
Policy

The U.S. now needs to manage its Asian alliances carefully, so as not to provoke China in particularly volatile areas like the South China Sea, writes Andrew Billo.

Photo(s) of the Day: World AIDS Day in Asia

Multimedia

The following photos are from events across Asia commemorating World AIDS Day on December 1, 2011.

Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet with Chandran Nair

Chandran Nair, author of <i>Consumptionomics</i>.
Business

On two occasions this week Asia Society will be hosting Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO of the Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT), for an author talk in which he shares his ideas about constraining consumption.

Asia-Pacific Women Make Big Gains on Forbes 'Most Powerful' List

Clockwise, from upper left: Indra Nooyi; Julia Gillard; Yingluck Shinawatra; Aung San Suu Kyi.
Lifestyle

Are Asia-Pacific women becoming more powerful? Or is the rest of the world finally just taking notice? If you take stock in lists like Forbes' "World's Most Powerful Women" — and we know that you do — it appears women from the region are increasingly considered forces to be reckoned with.

U.S. Lacking Policy Leadership on Clean Energy

India Bundled Wind: A laborer is seen working at a deisel powered crusher infont of a wind turbine. (Land Rover Our Planet/Flickr)
Sustainability

Peter Timmer asks whether Asian countries can provide regional leadership on clean energy and global warming mitigation.

Topic of Discussion: A Rising Asia and the US Presidential Race

Candidates pose for a group photo before the first 2012 Republican presidential candidates' debate in Manchester, New Hampshire June 13, 2011. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

What role do you believe Asia's rise should play in the upcoming U.S. presidential race and election? And how would you like to see the candidates address this issue? What will you be looking for?

Rising Food Prices: Eight Months and Counting…

East Timorese residents of Dili haul bags of rice as they loot empty homes during political turmoil in Dili, East Timor, in 2006. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Business Global food prices have risen to their highest levels ever recorded since the UN Food and Agriculture Organization began its price index more than 20 years ago. So how has Asia been impacted by these price increases?

Asia Heeds Lessons from Egypt and Tunisia

Egyptian protestors hold their national flag during demonstration in Cairo on January 25, 2011 demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak (Al Jazeera).
Policy

Asia Society experts Jamie Metzl Philip Shishkin discuss demonstrations in Egypt and lessons for Asia. 

Video: America's 'Wake-Up Call'

A recent study ranks US schools systems 26th in the world, below those of Asian nations.
Education

When Americans learned earlier this week that their schooling system lagged significantly behind those in Asian countries like China, Singapore, South Korea, and Hong Kong, President Obama rightly labeled the event as another "Sputnik" moment.

Death of Wang Bei and China's Risky Plastic Surgery Craze

Wang Bei, 24, who hoped to become a pop star in China, died on the operating table when a cosmetic surgery procedure on her face went wrong. (Independent.co.uk)
Lifestyle

China's obsession with using cosmetic surgery to enhance body image raises bigger, more important questions.