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Arun Jaitley: Indian Government Ready to Join APEC

Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) President Kevin Rudd meets with India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on April 7, 2016 at The Growth Net Summit in New Delhi.  (Ananta Center)
Policy

The Indian finance minister affirmed his country's interest in expanding regional trade opportunities during a conversation with Asia Society's Kevin Rudd.

Kevin Rudd on North Korea's Missile Launch

People watch a television screen showing a breaking news on North Korea's long-range rocket launch at Seoul Station on February 7, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. (Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images)

The Asia Society Policy Institute president discussed Pyongyang's latest provocation in an interview with the BBC World Service.

Podcast: Myanmar's Road to Democracy

Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi hold posters bearing her image as they listen to her speak during a campaign rally for the National League for Democracy in Yangon on November 1, 2015. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In the fourth episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we trace how the Southeast Asian nation went from five decades of hardline military rule to free elections, and explore what could lie ahead.

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)
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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)
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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.

Myanmar as a Democracy: What's Ahead for Aung San Suu Kyi's Majority Party?

People walk past a graffiti depiction of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the headquarters of the National League for Democracy party (NLD) in Yangon, Myanmar on November 13, 2015. (Nicolas Asfouri/Getty Images)
Policy

Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to the Asia Society Policy Institute, delivered a briefing on the outcomes and implications of Myanmar’s national election as part of ASPI’s AsiaConnect series. 

The Significance of Myanmar's Historic Elections

Residents of Yangon, Myanmar celebrate the results of the country's democratic elections on Sunday, November 8. (Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)
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The victory of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy represents tremendous democratic progress in the Southeast Asian nation. But major challenges remain.

Video: Xi Jinping is 'Utterly Comfortable' as a Strong Leader, Says Kevin Rudd

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron (L) greets President Xi Jinping of China as he arrives in Downing Street on October 21, 2015 in London, England. (Carl Court/Getty Images)
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The Asia Society Policy Institute President appears in a BBC news program to discuss Xi’s rise to power and his leadership style as head of the Communist Party.

Debate: Are the U.S. and China Long-Term Enemies?

(L to R) John Mearsheimer, Peter Brookes, John Donvan, Kevin Rudd, and Robert Daly onstage before their Intelligence Squared debate on October 14, 2015. (Asia Society/Debra Eisenman)
Policy

In a spirited Intelligence Squared U.S. debate, ASPI President Kevin Rudd and Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly faced off with University of Chicago Professor John Mearsheimer and Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Peter Brookes.

Wendy Cutler: Asia's Rise Closely Tied to the Rise of its Women

Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler briefs the international media at Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (State Department)

The new Asia Society Policy Institute VP and head of Asia Society's Washington, D.C., office talks to Asia Blog about trade and why women's rights are so important in Asia.