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After the Ruling — What's Next in the South China Sea?

Vietnamese nationals mount a protest rally against China's territorial claims in the Spratlys group of islands in the South China Sea on July 12, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society experts discuss what will follow the international tribunal's rebuke of China's maritime claims.

How Historical 'Humiliation' Drives China's Maritime Claims

A Chinese base built in 1995 stands in Mischief Reef of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In an interview with Asia Blog, the journalist and author Bill Hayton discusses the thinking behind China’s recent actions in the South China Sea, and why Beijing may soon reassess moves to enforce them.

Weekly Rewind: A Marathon in Pyongyang, A Gem-Encrusted Wedding in Brunei, and the World's Biggest Water Fight

Thai locals and foreigners take part in a city-wide water fight on April 15, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Interview: Why Business Leaders Should Take a Big-Picture View of Trade Policy

Shipping containers in Atlanta, Georgia. (Je Kemp/Flickr)

Shom Sen, Asia Society's first Jack Wadsworth Fellow, shares his views on why business leaders should follow international trade negotiations — even on issues with no obvious near-term implications for their companies.

Domestic Politics Trumps Foreign Policy, and US Loses in Asia

Not going anywhere: U.S. President Barack Obama walks out of the Taylor Gourmet Deli in Washington, DC on Oct. 4, 2013. Obama canceled this weekend's trip to Asia as  the federal government as the shutdown went into its fourth day. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Asia Society's Mike Kulma explains why President Obama's just-announced cancellation of his Asia trip is harmful to American interests on multiple levels.

South China Sea Relationship Status? It’s Complicated

Amid heightened territorial tensions over the South China Sea, protestors shout anti-China slogans and hold banners as they march towards the Chinese embassy in downtown Hanoi on Dec. 9, 2012. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

Recognizing that a holistic view is imperative for resolving regional tensions, Asia Society is convening leading academics and policy makers for a multi-day conference in New York, March 13 through 15.

Slideshow: What's On the Ramadan Iftar Menu in Asia?

Kueh lapis is a layered glutinous steamed cake that is abundant all over Singapore. (multheme/Flickr)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

During the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims break the fast with iftar, an evening meal taken after sunset. We take a look at some of the dishes typically served in different parts of Asia.

Interview: How China Changed the Olympics Forever

Chinese Olympic gold medalist Liu Xiang poses for a portrait shoot at the National Sports Training Centre on July 1, 2007 in Beijing, China. (Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Anthropologist Susan Brownell looks back on the impact of China's role as 2008 host country on the Olympics as a sporting event and as a spectacle.