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Kevin Rudd: Globalization and Automation Require a 'New Social Contract'

Robotic arms work on the body shells of cars on an automated production line at the BMW Mini car production plant in Oxford, England. (Goeff Caddick/AFP/Getty)
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"Until we bring a new social contract, the forces of polarization to the far left and far right are likely to continue.”

Japanese Internment Survivors Warn Against Repeating History's Mistakes

Demonstrators at Miami International Airport protest an executive order that President Donald Trump signed clamping down on refugee admissions and temporarily restricting travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries on January 29, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty)
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Rhetoric and executive action targeting Muslims elicits fears that America is failing to remember one of its darkest episodes.

The 'Narrowing Nexus' Between Think Tanks and Journalists

Think tanks and journalists are increasingly adopting one-another's approaches. (Elvin/Flickr)
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Think tank leaders discuss how to remain relevant amid shifting dynamics in politics, media, and philanthropy. 

What Should the Trump Administration Do in Asia? 11 Experts Weigh In

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) signs two executive orders during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security with Vice President Mike Pence, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and other officials January 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Distinguished individuals from academia, the media, the military, the government, and the private sector provide advice for the 45th president. 

How 'Modern Sexism' Influences American Politics

Republican nominee Donald Trump (R) watches Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate on October 9, 2016.(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)
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Political scientist Elizabeth Simas describes how gender issues in recent presidential elections have led to historic gaps in voter behavior.

How a Tiny Southeast Asian Country Changed the CIA Forever

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton views an exhibit on Vietnam War bombing in Vientiane, Laos. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
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Joshua Kurlantzick's "A Great Place to Have a War" examines the consequences of the agency's 20-year war in Laos.

Our Picks From Around Asia: Syria's Future, Oxycontin's Spread, and the Life of a Chinese Linguistics Giant

A photo taken on March 4, 2015 shows a banner bearing a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a street in the city of Damascus. (Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)
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Each week, Asia Society brings you a roundup of the most interesting Asia-related content curated by our staff, officers, and affiliates.

What Trump Has in Common With Mao

A soldier stands guard in front of Mao Zedong's portrait at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. (Matt Spurr/Flickr)
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Orville Schell likens Trump's populist vows to upend the existing order to Mao Zedong.

Could China's System Replace Democracy?

A local resident votes during elections in the village of Wukan on March 31, 2014. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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The world may be turning from democracy — but the alternatives possess serious flaws.

Why Humanity Can't Move Past War

Croatian Defense Council Army tanks pull into firing position. (Kim Price/Wikimedia Commons)
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Bioethicist Jonathan Glover describes the "traps" that humans fall into that unnecessarily lead to conflict.