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How a Lack of Natural Energy Resources Sparked Japan's Energy Innovation

Former Japanese Minister of the Environment and former Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi discusses why Japan turned to renewable energy. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

On the heels of a nuclear disaster, Japan is spearheading the movement toward sustainable technology.

Experts: Reform in the Middle East Must Come From Within

Dennis Ross, Michael Herzog, Kevin Rudd and Prince Turki Al-Faisal, engage in a high-level discussion on the evolving security challenges in the Middle East and potential pathways to stability. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

"You need to rebuild the social structure, the social fabric, invest in long term education plans, economic plans.”

How to Track China's Economic Health

Veteran China-watchers explain what things they look for when monitoring China's economy. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

There's a lot to dissect beyond slowing GDP growth.

Asia Society Policy Institute: It's Time for India to Join APEC

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd speaks at the release event for ASPI's new report recommending India's inclusion in APEC at the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C. (Daryl Morini/Asia Society)
Policy

Kevin Rudd, ASPI's president, said the country's inclusion would be "good for India, good for APEC, good for the region, and good for the world."

Is Japan's Commitment to Pacifism Wavering?

Critics fear that the legislative changes made to Article 9 last November will lead to the swift remilitarization of Japan. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Despite legislative changes introduced by Shinzo Abe last year, observers say the country is unlikely to remilitarize.

2015: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

An all-female group from Banda Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia perform the traditional Acehnese dance. (Elsa Ruiz/ Asia Society)
Multimedia

Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year.

Solving Climate Change Problem Rests on U.S.-China Cooperation

Commitments made by the U.S.-China in Paris are the key to addressing global climate change. (LWYang/Flickr)
Policy

The urgency in tackling climate change is one thing that the U.S. and China can agree on.

Kevin Rudd: 'No Chinese Economic Implosion in 2016'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd argues that China's economy will not collapse in 2016.  (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

In a piece for Time magazine, the former Australian prime minister lays out what we can expect from China in 2016.

Video: The Case For Expanding APEC Membership

In this video, the panelists discuss expanding APEC membership.
Policy

In order to expand APEC membership, non-members are encouraged to participate as observers. 

Kevin Rudd on CNBC: Don't Confuse the Chinese Stock Market with Overall Economy

Kevin Rudd joined CNBC's
Current AffairsPolicy

Appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, cautioned “the stock market plays a relatively small role in the overall context of Chinese financial markets.”