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Kevin Rudd at UN: Preventive Diplomacy Is Key to International Peace

ASPI President Kevin Rudd, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and UN General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft during the high-level debate on international peace and security on October 1, 2015. (Evan Schneider/UN Photo)
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In a major address during the UN General Assembly’s debate on maintaining international peace, the ASPI President argued that “the concept and the praxis of prevention” must be central to the UN’s efforts to uphold security.

How Is Asia's Rise Changing the Global Order?

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd moderates a discussion at Harvard Law School to launch ASPI's initiative on the future of the global order. (Benn Craig/Harvard Kenndy School)

Panelists discuss the future of the global order at Harvard University on Tuesday.

Video: Mixed Reviews Aside, Nuclear Pact a Sign US and Iran Are Learning 'to Deal With Each Other'

(L to R) Robin Wright (via videolink), Karim Sadjadpour, Kevin Rudd, and Frank G. Wisner discuss the Iran nuclear deal on July 22 at Asia Society New York. (Elsa M. Ruiz/Asia Society)
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The landmark deal will face political and technical trouble in both Washington and Tehran, a panel of experts said Wednesday. But, they added, the agreement deserved support, and even celebration.

Listen: Kevin Rudd on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japan's Economic and Security Policies

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan speaks during a May 1, 2015 luncheon co-sponsored by Asia Society Southern California in Los Angeles, California. (Mario Anzuoni/Getty Images)
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"It is difficult to overemphasize the significance of the Japanese government's current exercise in the reinterpretation of Japan's postwar constitution," says Kevin Rudd.

Video: Former Pakistan Ambassador Hopes for 'Calmer Dialogue' About Kashmir


“Pakistan has not been able to get the Indian part of Kashmir in four wars. A fifth war is not going to change that,” said former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Husain Haqqani in a discussion on the legacy of India's partition.

China's Top Diplomat to US: Stop the 'Megaphone Diplomacy'

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. (Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images)
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China's foreign minister told an Asia Society delegation Tuesday in Beijing that his country planned to end construction on an island in the South China Sea, but that the decision had nothing to do with recent criticism or pressure from the United States.

Interview: Times of India Editor on Modi's Foreign Policy, One Year In

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) gestures as Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina looks on as he arrives at the Prime Minister's Office in Dhaka on June 6, 2015. (Munir Uz Zaman/Getty Images)
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Indrani Bagchi, Senior Diplomatic Editor with the Times of India, says India’s prime minister “has not been shy of boldly asserting India’s interests,” in a break with the country’s diplomatic tradition.

Interview: Nisid Hajari on the Partition of India and the Lasting India-Pakistan Rivalry

Pakistani Rangers, in black, and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel perform the daily retreat ceremony on the India-Pakistan Border at Wagah on September 17, 2014. (Narinder Nanu/Getty Images)
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Nisid Hajari, author of the new book Midnight’s Furies, discusses how India’s Partition in 1947 continues to affect India-Pakistan relations today. He appears at Asia Society New York on June 16.

Video: Waging Peace in Asia, Because 'No Region Has More to Lose' From War

Members of a new Asia Society Policy Institute commission discuss securing peace in Asia through institutions. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

“We’ve seen the return of geopolitics, the return of contention and competition," says Shivshankar Menon, member of a new Asia Society Policy Institute commission that aims to help strengthen institutions and develop mechanisms for managing tensions and security threats across the Asia-Pacific region.

Book Excerpt: 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition' by Nisid Hajari

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Read an excerpt from Nisid Hajari's new book 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition,' which explores the birth of the India-Pakistan rivalry and seeks to chart the history of the Indian subcontinent’s feuding siblings.