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Could China's System Replace Democracy?

A local resident votes during elections in the village of Wukan on March 31, 2014. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The world may be turning from democracy — but the alternatives possess serious flaws.

Rex Tillerson: Nations Benefit Through Expanded Trade

The ExxonMobil Chairman Rex Tillerson was selected on Tuesday to be the next U.S. Secretary of State. (Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

President-elect Trump's selection for secretary of state endorsed free trade in an appearance at Asia Society in 2013.

17 Predictions for Asia in 2017

The relationship between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will be one to watch in 2017. (Thomas Peter/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski gazes into his crystal ball.

Rodrigo Duterte, China, and the United States: Explained

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands after a signing ceremony on October 20, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Ng Han Guan-Pool/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

What you need to know about the Philippine president's recent visit to Beijing

North Korean Nuclear Test Complicates Quest for East Asian Regional Security

Residents look up at a big screen TV in front of Pyongyang railway station showing television presenter Ri Chun-Hee officially announcing that the country successfully tested a nuclear warhead earlier in the day on September 9, 2016. (Kim Won-Jin/AFP/Getty)
Policy

Friday's incident is certain to raise tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Senior Japanese Official: North Korea a 'Crying Baby'

Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama discussed East Asian security and economics in conversation with Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama, who appeared on Wednesday at Asia Society, also explained why China's economic slowdown is "not good for anybody."

George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That 'Paid Off'

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros, chairman of the Open Society Foundations, speaking at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 20, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

But, the billionaire investor and philanthropist warned the Asia Society audience, ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in the Southeast Asian nation.

Why the China-Russia Natural Gas Deal Was All but Inevitable

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) applauds during the agreement signing ceremony in Shanghai on May 21, 2014, with Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller (C) and Chinese state energy giant CNPC Chairman Zhou Jiping (R) attending the ceremony. (Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)

Jeffrey Kupfer, Asia Society's 2014 Bernard Schwartz Fellow, argues that long-term trends in global energy markets helped bring Russia and China for their "landmark deal" as energy supplier and consumer.

Photos: From Ping Pong to Judo, World Leaders Practice Sports Diplomacy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry heads an Afghan-made soccer ball toward the unseen captain of the Afghanistan's women's national soccer team in Kabul on March 26, 2013. (Jason Reed/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

It's all work and some play for these world leaders. We take a look at Asian and American statesmen who demonstrate a little athletic prowess on their travels.