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North Korean Nuclear Test Complicates Quest for East Asian Regional Security

Residents look up at a big screen TV in front of Pyongyang railway station showing television presenter Ri Chun-Hee officially announcing that the country successfully tested a nuclear warhead earlier in the day on September 9, 2016. (Kim Won-Jin/AFP/Getty)
Policy

Friday's incident is certain to raise tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Photos: U.S. And South Korean Marines Hold Snowy Subzero Training

U.S. Marines from 3rd Marine Expeditionary force deployed from Okinawa, Japan, cover themselves in snow with South Korean marines during a winter military training on January 28, 2016 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty)
Current Affairs

Amid tensions with North Korea, American and South Korean troops share military strategy and some light moments.

Daniel Russel: U.S. Won't 'Just Agree to Disagree' in Disputes with China

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel speaks at Asia Society in New York on November 4, 2015. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Assistant U.S. Secretary of State says the Obama administration has put "a floor" under the U.S.-China relationship to avert crisis, but it will continue to press on contentious issues and reject the idea of "Chinese exceptionalism."

Debate: Are the U.S. and China Long-Term Enemies?

(L to R) John Mearsheimer, Peter Brookes, John Donvan, Kevin Rudd, and Robert Daly onstage before their Intelligence Squared debate on October 14, 2015. (Asia Society/Debra Eisenman)
Policy

In a spirited Intelligence Squared U.S. debate, ASPI President Kevin Rudd and Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly faced off with University of Chicago Professor John Mearsheimer and Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Peter Brookes.

Video: Grading the Obama-Xi Summit

(L to R) Jon Huntsman, Kevin Rudd, and Ian Bremmer in discussion at the Concordia Summit 2015 on October 2. (Adrian Andrews/Asia Society)
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ASPI President Kevin Rudd joined former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman and Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer at the 2015 Concordia Summit to assess the summit and how the U.S. and China might build on the meeting.

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)
Policy

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

Policy

“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.