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Thomas Donilon: Unfilled State Department Posts Present a 'Serious Crisis'

Former National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilon speaks at Asia Society in New York on May 10, 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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President Obama's former national security advisor warns that the current lack of government personnel leaves the United States unprepared in the event of a major international crisis.

From 'Unassimilable' to 'Exceptional': An Evolution of Asian American Stereotypes

UC Irvine Sociologist Jennifer Lee. (Jennifer Lee)
Current Affairs

Sociologist Jennifer Lee discusses the misleading "model minority" stereotype, why it persists, and how it influences Asian American outcomes.

Sanjita Pradhan on Working With Rural Refugees and Rebuking President Trump

Sanjita Pradhan poses with Vice President Joe Biden. (Sanjita Pradhan)
Current Affairs

The Nepali-American immigrant describes her work with refugees in Iowa and explains why she publicly resigned from a presidential advisory commission of Asian Americans.

Why China Is Reviving Maritime Trade With West Asia

A group of storage jars at the site of the wreck off Belitung Island (Michael Flecker)
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More than a millennium after its zenith during the Tang Dynasty, Sino-West Asia economic ties are growing once again.

Falsely Accused: Chinese-American Physicist Recounts Being Branded A Spy

Xiaoxing Xi stands in his lab. (Xiaoxing Xi)
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Xiaoxing Xi was wrongly ensnared in an espionage crackdown. He describes what can be done to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Trump at 100 Days — The More Things Change ...

US President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) walk together at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, April 7, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The 45th president campaigned on his opposition to President Obama's Asia policies. But his first three months have largely continued them.

5 Questions About Iran's Upcoming Elections

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, seen here during an appearance at Asia Society in 2013, faces voters on May 19. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Voters in the Islamic Republic go to the polls on May 19. Here's a glimpse at the key issues.

Documentary Depicts 'Cultural Assimilation' of Tibetan Students in Coastal China

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For three decades, the Chinese government has been sponsoring education for elite Tibetan middle-schoolers, but at a cost to their culture.

I.M. Pei at 100 — Celebrating the Renowned Architect

I.M. Pei smiles for the camera at the Asia Society Asia Game Changers Awards at the United Nations on October 27, 2016. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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The Pritzker Prize-winning centenarian has left an indelible mark on cities across the world.

Addressing Vietnam's Struggle With Youth Unemployment

Students of REACH in Vietnam. (Pham Thi Thanh Tam)
Current Affairs

Pham Thi Thanh Tam describes why the proportion of unemployed Vietnamese youth dwarfs that of their elders — and what can be done about it.