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Why ASEAN Continues To 'Make Haste Slowly'

(L to R) Daniel Russel, Rui Maria de Arujo, Kevin Rudd, and Albert Chua discuss ASEAN at Asia Society in New York on September 23, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Officials from the United States and ASEAN defend the Southeast Asian organization's "frustrating" consensus model.

How an Outbreak in Asia 'Changes the Conversation' About the Zika Virus

A city worker sprays chemicals with a fumigator to kill mosquitoes in an effort to control the spread of the Zika virus at a school in Bangkok on September 14, 2016. (Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A conversation with Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Medical Group about how Southeast Asia is increasingly susceptible to the deadly ailment.

Aung San Suu Kyi's U.S. Visit: An Explainer

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses a press conference after her visit to the International Labour Conference, Palais des Nations on June 14, 2012. (Violaine Martin/UN Geneva/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Asia Society's Debra Eisenman explains the backdrop of Myanmar's most influential leader's trip to the United States.

Alan Yang: Asian Americans in Hollywood Have 'A Long Way to Go'

Actor/writer Aziz Ansari (R) and writer Alan Yang accept Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the 'Master of None' episode 'Parents' onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The co-creator of the Netflix show "Master of None" used his acceptance speech at the Emmy's to encourage Asian American representation in film and TV.

Seven Prominent Journalists Discuss Deteriorating Press Freedom in India

On February 17, 2016, Indian journalists shout slogans during a protest to condemn an assault on fellow media workers by lawyers at a court in New Delhi. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The journalists weigh in on recent incidents targeting the press and how the media landscape has shifted in their country in recent years.

Former U.S. Ambassador to China: 'Nobody Knows What China Policy Would Look Like Under Trump'

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord speaks at Asia Society in New York on September 15, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Winston Lord took a bleak view of current U.S.-China relations — and fears the current election is only making things worse.

The Sacred Islamic Tradition of the Hajj in 8 Photos

Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca on November 30, 2009. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The annual pilgrimage brings roughly two million Muslims to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

How China's Leaders are 'Empowering the Very People They Fear' in Hong Kong

Nathan Law (C) speaks at a rally with Jousha Wong (centre L) and supporters in Causeway bay following Nathan Law's win in the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong on September 5, 2016. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Richard Bush of the Brookings Institute describes how Beijing has "empowered radicals" and "marginalized moderates" in its attempt to control Hong Kong.

Individualism, Internationalism, and China's 'Post-90s' Generation

Chinese fans scream during a rock music festival in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on June 11, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Tom Doctoroff challenges the idea that "post-90s" Chinese are becoming more individualistic, and reconciles patterns of nationalism and internationalism.

Obama, Climate Change, and the China G-20 Summit: An Explainer

Dough figurines by folk craftsman Wu Xiaoli depict G-20 leaders coming to the 11th G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, China. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

ASPI Director of Asian Sustainability Jackson Ewing explains the climate change backdrop for the upcoming summit of leaders from 20 major economies.