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Beyond the Embargo: The Way Ahead for U.S.-Vietnam Strategic Relations

(Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam David Shear discusses the implications of President Obama's May visit to the Southeast Asian country.

BHP Billiton CEO: 'No Nation Was Ever Ruined By Trade'

BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie (L) discusses the virtues of free trade with journalist Richard Lui (R). (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Business

In an appearance at Asia Society, Andrew Mackenzie issued a full-throated defense of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements.

How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Benefits Japan

Nick Khazal/Asia Society
Policy

A panel discussion moderated by ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler characterized the trade agreement as a boon to Asia's second-largest economy.

Ten Events That Shaped Asia in 2015

Satellite image of the Asian continent. (Visible Earth/NASA)
Current Affairs

From Iran to Nepal and Singapore to Syria, here's how 2015 will be remembered on the world's largest continent.

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.

Weekly Rewind: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Colombo Consensus 2.0, and North Korea at Age 70

Gantry cranes and shipping containers are seen beside a vessel at the cargo terminal area of Tokyo port on October 6, 2015. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed a deal to create the world's largest free trade area October 6 as the start of a 'new century' for Asia, and expressed hope China might one day join the historic accord. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Video: New Zealand Leader Says China Sees Opportunity in the TPP

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key discusses China’s economic transformation and the country’s changing posture toward the TPP during a conversation with ASPI President Kevin Rudd. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

In a discussion with ASPI President Kevin Rudd at Asia Society New York, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said he regards the potential pact as a “starting point” for opening trade more broadly across Asia.

Opinion: With Fast-Track in Place, Key Issues Remain for TPP in Asia

US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy (R) smiles with US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) president Philip Seng (L) and the mascot for US pork 'Gochipo' (C) as she inspects the US booth at the annual 'Foodex' food exhibition in Chiba, suburban Tokyo on March 3, 2015. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Former Asia Society fellow Shom Sen writes that even though "Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations are in the home stretch, some key issues require hard decisions by respective governments."

Kevin Rudd and Ajay Banga: It's Time for India to Join APEC

n Indian technician checks mobile phones at the Chinese Celkon Manufacturing plant at Medchal Mandal in the Rangareddy district on the outskirts of Hyderabad on June 26, 2015. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

“APEC membership is a low-risk, high-reward pathway for India to participate more fully in the Asia-Pacific and global trading system,” write Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd and MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga in the Wall Street Journal Asia.

Opinion: Why Congress is Concerned About a Free Trade Deal with Asia

Demonstrators protest against the legislation to give US President Barack Obama fast-track authority to advance trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), during a protest march on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 21, 2015.  (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Policymakers shouldn’t always be so quick to blame free trade for job losses, argues former Asia Society fellow Shom Sen.