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Michael Bloomberg: Americans 'Are Here To Fight Climate Change'

Michael Bloomberg speaks at Asia Society. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

The former New York mayor discusses how corporations and municipalities will adhere to the Paris Agreement despite President Trump's withdrawal.

Why Trump Should Woo India

Right-wing activists of India's Hindu Sena party pose with a poster of Russian President Vladimir Putin, (L), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2L) and US President-elect Donald Trump (R) during an event in New Delhi on January 19, 2017.(Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

The president's Asian charm offensive should not neglect the world's largest democracy.

The Risks and Rewards of President Trump's North Korea Strategy

Korean People's Army (KPA) tanks are displayed on Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

A conversation with ASPI's Lindsey Ford about how the U.S. and China might resolve the current crisis in the Hermit Kingdom.

Singapore's Groundbreaking Carbon Pricing Scheme

Singapore Skyline (Wikimedia Commons)
Policy

The city-state's decision to tax greenhouse gases could serve as a template for the rest of Asia — and beyond.

Explainer: What's Happening to Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

Rohingya refugees run to the crew of the Nautical Aliya as they provide relief supplies at the Balu Khali Rohingya refugee camp on February 15, 2017 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society Policy Institute Executive Director Debra Eisenman describes the events that led to unprecedented violence toward Myanmar's "stateless" Muslim minority.

How Will Trump and Duterte Change the U.S.-Philippines Relationship?

Filipino students burn an mock US flag and photo of US President-elect Donald Trump during a rally in front of the US embassy in Manila on November 10, 2016. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The two men share an affinity toward one another — but may find themselves at odds over a number of issues.

Shivshankar Menon: What China's Ambitions Mean for India

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the G20 Summit on September 4, 2016 in Hangzhou, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Policy

In an excerpt from his new book, the former Foreign Secretary of India explores the relationship between the world's two largest countries.

Advice for President-Elect Trump From Around Asia

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a stop in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 1, 2016. (Ty Wright/Getty)
Current AffairsPolicy

A new Asia Society briefing book offers perspectives for the incoming president from regional leaders across Asia who have experienced first-hand the challenges of managing the region's complex relationships.

Three Challenges for U.S.-India Relations Under President Trump

Right-wing activists of India's Hindu Sena celebrate Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential elections in New Delhi on November 9, 2016. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Trump’s campaign statements and broader foreign policy vision offer a window into his approach on India, and what it could mean for the region.

New ASPI Report: Why a Northeast Asian Carbon Market Is Needed Today

Smoke billows from chimneys of the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Power Generator Company coal power plant in Shanghai on March 22, 2016. (Johannes Eisele/Getty Images)
Policy

Jackson Ewing, director of sustainability at the Asia Society Policy Institute, explains how such a pact would reduce emissions in the region.