Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Filter +

Keyword: current affairs

Our Picks From Around Asia: Syria's Future, Oxycontin's Spread, and the Life of a Chinese Linguistics Giant

A photo taken on March 4, 2015 shows a banner bearing a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a street in the city of Damascus. (Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Each week, Asia Society brings you a roundup of the most interesting Asia-related content curated by our staff, officers, and affiliates.

What Trump Has in Common With Mao

A soldier stands guard in front of Mao Zedong's portrait at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. (Matt Spurr/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Orville Schell likens Trump's populist vows to upend the existing order to Mao Zedong.

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.

Why Humanity Can't Move Past War

Croatian Defense Council Army tanks pull into firing position. (Kim Price/Wikimedia Commons)
Current Affairs

Bioethicist Jonathan Glover describes the "traps" that humans fall into that unnecessarily lead to conflict.

How Mixed Chinese-Western Couples Were Treated A Century Ago

The Bund of Shanghai, China in 1907. (Kanamaru/New York Public Library Digital Collections)
Current Affairs

Emma J. Teng describes the social and legal dynamics for mixed Chinese and American couples in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Unknown Object

Trump's Rumored India Ambassador Says Globalization Advances U.S. Interests

Ashley Tellis, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discussed President-elect Trump's Asia policy at Asia Society on November 10, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Appearing at Asia Society two days after Donald Trump's victory, Ashley Tellis also argued for protecting America's international order.

Our Picks From Around Asia: Duterte's Online Army, The Passing of a Bollywood Great, and U.S.-China History

The Indian actor Om Puri died in Mumbai of a heart attack at age 66. (Wikimedia Commons)
Current Affairs

This week's best content from Asia, courtesy of the Asia Society family.

How Exposure to Foreign Media May Strengthen Chinese Support For Their Government

Two Chinese protesters wear anti-CNN t-shirts on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on August 8, 2008. (Robert Saiget/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Chinese authorities have been increasingly censoring foreign media, but studies suggest they may be better off letting it in.

Four Elections To Watch in Asia in 2017

 President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 22, 2016 in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Looking ahead at key political events in Iran, South Korea, China, and Hong Kong.

Nine Events That Shaped Asia in 2016

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands as they attend a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on October 20, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter/Pool-Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From Duterte's win in the Philippines to the downfall of TPP, it was an eventful year across the continent.