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Andrew Billo: 'Forward-Looking Approach' Needed in South China Sea Dispute

The USS Vandegrift cruises the South China Sea on Oct. 15, 2012. (U.S. Navy/Flickr)
Policy

Real progress toward resolving one of Asia's most pressing territorial disputes will only come by addressing a host of factors at once, writes the organizer of Asia Society's recent South China Sea conference.

Watch Outgoing National Security Adviser Tom Donilon's Major Address on Asia

United States National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon speaks at Asia Society New York on March 11, 2013. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Policy

Donilon's March speech at Asia Society New York outlined the Obama administration's Asia-Pacific policy in its second term. He'll be honored at Asia Society's D.C. awards dinner next week.

Book Excerpt: 'The Billionaire's Apprentice' by Anita Raghavan

Detail from jacket art for
Business

Anita Raghavan's new book is a riveting account of the rise and fall of an Indian American finance icon and the unveiling of the Galleon Group scandal. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, June 6.

Photo of the Day: Walking on Holy Grounds in Nepal

A Hindu sadhu or holy man walks on the premises of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 26, 2013. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Hindu sadhu or holy man walks on the premises of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 26, 2013. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview: Anita Raghavan Gives Insider's Take on Insider Trading Scandal

Business

The author of a new book about the Galleon Group insider trading scandal says, "The elephant in the room about this story ... was the number of South Asians who were caught up in this case." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, June 6.

Interview: 'Desilicious' DJ Ashu Rai Creates Sonic Sanctuary for LGBT South Asians

She is the DJ, she is what she plays: Ashu Rai (L), co-founder of Sholay Productions, works the turntables. (Jennifer MacFarlane)
Lifestyle

The DJ behind New York City's long-running South Asian LGBT dance party talks about creating a safe space for the community and offers her music picks for the months ahead.

Photo of the Day: Waiting to Vote in Bhutan

A Bhutanese woman outside a polling station, waits to cast her vote in the second ever parliamentary election in Paro, Bhutan on May 31, 2013. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Bhutanese woman outside a polling station, waits to cast her vote in the second ever parliamentary election in Paro, Bhutan on May 31, 2013. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Video: Orville Schell on the Upcoming Obama-Xi Presidential Summit in California

Orville Schell
Policy

As Chinese President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Barack Obama prepare for their "casual" summit June 7-8 in California, we asked Orville Schell, director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, why this particular meeting is so important.

Interview: Linda Akutagawa on Fighting the Stereotype That Asian Americans Can't Lead

Linda Akutagawa. (Toyo Miyatake Studios)
Lifestyle

Akutagawa, president and CEO of Leadership for Asian Pacifics Inc. (LEAP), points to Vera Wang, Jeremy Lin, Norm Mineta, Major General Tony Taguba, and Indra Nooyi as proof that Asian Americans are rising to the top.

Photo of the Day: Vesak Buddhist Festival in Sri Lanka

A Buddha sits on display during the annual Vesak Buddhist festival, which celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 24, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Buddha sits on display during the annual Vesak Buddhist festival, which celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 24, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)