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Why Trump's Iran Posture May Be 'More Carrot Than Stick' to the Country's Hardliners

A pro-government demonstrator holds aloft a picture of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at Tehran University. (Getty)
Current Affairs

At the UN, President Trump again flirted with jettisoning the Iran nuclear deal, which may hinder reforms in the country that he wants to see.

'Abacus' Family Warns Their Ordeal Should Be A Wake Up Call

Thomas and Hwei Lin Sung speak at Asia Society in New York on September 6, 2017. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The Chinese American family behind the only bank to be prosecuted in the wake of the financial crisis tells their story.

Asia Abridged Podcast: The 'Horrific' Plight of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

A Rohingya refugee girl looks on at newly arrived refugees who fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar on September 6, 2017. (K M ASAD/AFP/Getty)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society's Debra Eisenman discusses the ongoing rape and killing of the group often called "the world's most persecuted minority."

How Gentrification Is Hitting Chinatowns' Most Vulnerable

Chinatown in New York. (Alejandro Mallea/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Researcher Diane Wong discusses predatory landlords, gentrification, and how residents are pushing back. 

Asia Abridged Podcast: Confronting 21st Century Slavery

An Indian child attends a protest in New Delhi on the Global Day against Child Trafficking. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

Human trafficking expert Matt Friedman describes how millions are lured into slavery in Asia — and what can be done about it.

Asia Abridged Podcast: Will Change Come to China?

A vendor displays a souvenir with pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping (Left) and the late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong (Right) to visitors at the underpass outside the Great Hall of the People. (Feng Li/Getty)
Current Affairs

New York Times reporter Edward Wong discusses how he came to rethink his assumptions that Chinese are questioning the Communist Party's legitimacy.

Asia Abridged Podcast: 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Actress Constance Wu was cast to portray Rachel Chu, the protagonist in the upcoming film adaptation of the novel 'Crazy Rich Asians.' (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Author Kevin Kwan and director Jon Chu discuss why the upcoming film 'Crazy Rich Asians' is important for Asian Americans and for diversity in general. 

How Hukou Reform is Changing the Makeup of Chinese Factory Towns

A woman carries a girl in the Heiqiaocun migrant village in Beijing on February 15, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

A recent survey of Chinese factories suggests more migrant workers are bringing their children when they migrate, but they still face hardships.

Asia Abridged Podcast: North Korea Tests Trump

Rockets are displayed during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

Analysts look at the options for dealing with the nuclear crisis unfolding on the Korean peninsula.

Asia Abridged Podcast: Iran, Trump, and the Fate of the Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump speaks at a rally organized by the Tea Party Patriots against the Iran nuclear deal in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on September 9, 2015. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty)<
Current Affairs

In this podcast short, analysts discuss the status of the Iran nuclear deal and how it has influenced American and Iranian politics.