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A 'Very Dangerous Period' For the U.S. and China

China's second aircraft carrier during a launch ceremony at Dalian shipyard on April 26, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

Howard French describes how economics and demographics make China anxious to gain what it can in the next 10 to 15 years.

How China's Past Informs its Push for Power

The South China Sea (C) is seen on a globe for sale at a bookstore in Beijing on June 15, 2016. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Author Howard French explains why Beijing's behavior in the South China Sea is consistent with how the country has always viewed itself.

David Petraeus: Trump's Syria Strike 'Right Action To Take'

Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran shares a laugh with General (Ret.) David Petraeus at Asia Society in New York on April 11, 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

But the retired general reminded an Asia Society audience that "one strike does not a strategy make."

Muslim Marine Hits the Streets of America to Spread Positivity About His Faith

Mansoor Shams speaks with passersby. (Mansoor Shams)
Current Affairs

Mansoor Shams explains why he had to "come out of his cave" to engage with other Americans about Islam.

After the King: What's Next for Thailand?

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn (L) is poised to replace his late father, King Bhumibol Adulyajev (R), atop Thailand's monarchy. Can he be a unifying force? (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The likely ascension of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to the throne raises uncomfortable questions for the Southeast Asian country.

Remembering King Bhumibol, Thailand's 'Unifying Force'

People react after learning of the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 13, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Borja Sanchez Trillo/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski considers the legacy of the country's iconic monarch.

Aung San Suu Kyi: 'What We Want Is a Truly Democratic Country'

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses Asia Society in New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

The iconic Nobel laureate addressed Asia Society for the first time as Myanmar's most powerful official.

How Trump's Newest Advisor Sees China's 'Militarism'

UC Irvine economist Peter Navarro discusses his view on Chinese
Current AffairsPolicy

Donald Trump's new advisor Peter Navarro claims China is on the verge of surpassing the United States in military capability.

Photos: U.S. And South Korean Marines Hold Snowy Subzero Training

U.S. Marines from 3rd Marine Expeditionary force deployed from Okinawa, Japan, cover themselves in snow with South Korean marines during a winter military training on January 28, 2016 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty)
Current Affairs

Amid tensions with North Korea, American and South Korean troops share military strategy and some light moments.

Watch: Is China's Aggression Taking Advantage of U.S. Policy?

This picture taken on May 14, 2014 shows a Chinese coast guard vessel (L) followed by a Vietnamese coast guard ship (R) near the area of China's oil drilling rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

Appearing on Bloomberg TV, Asia Society Senior Fellow Jamie Metzl argued that China sees an opportunity to gain influence in Asia Pacific as the U.S. tends to other international concerns.