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Photo of the Day: Glowing in the Sunset in Hong Kong

High Island Reservoir in Hong Kong is lit up in a purple glow under the setting sun on September 6, 2015. (johnlsl/Flickr)
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High Island Reservoir in Hong Kong is lit up in a purple glow under the setting sun on September 6, 2015. (johnlsl/Flickr)

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)
Current AffairsPolicy

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.

#TBT: In 1988, South Korea's President Talks Democracy and Detente at Asia Society

South Korean President Roh Tae Woo (L) and Marshall Bouton at an Asia Society luncheon in 1988. (Marcia Weinstein/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when Roh Tae Woo dropped by Asia Society during the United Nations General Assembly

Photo of the Day: Standing Out From the Crowd in Australia

A red-necked avocet rests a distance away from it's flock in the water in Victoria, Australia on September 27, 2015. (Ed Dunens/Flickr)
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A red-necked avocet rests a distance away from it's flock in the water in Victoria, Australia on September 27, 2015. (Ed Dunens/Flickr)

How to Educate Students for Citizenship in a Global Era

Sarah Brown delivers opening remarks at 'Educating for Citizenship in a Global World' on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. (Elsa M. Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsEducation

World education leaders discussed the way forward following last week's announcement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations General Assembly.

Video: The Daily Show Profiles Terror Financing

The ruins of Palmyra, Syria, are now under occupation from the Islamic State. (Michal Unolt/Flickr)
Current AffairsPolicy

Comedy Central's iconic news program looks at how ISIS traffics in stolen antiquities to earn revenue.

Video: New Zealand Leader Says China Sees Opportunity in the TPP

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key discusses China’s economic transformation and the country’s changing posture toward the TPP during a conversation with ASPI President Kevin Rudd. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

In a discussion with ASPI President Kevin Rudd at Asia Society New York, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said he regards the potential pact as a “starting point” for opening trade more broadly across Asia.

Photo of the Day: Trekking Through A Field of Yellow in New Zealand

An ant makes it's way through the vibrant yellow stamens of a dandelion in Christchurch, New Zealand on September 29, 2015. (Yani Dubin/Flickr)
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An ant makes it's way through the vibrant yellow stamens of a dandelion in Christchurch, New Zealand on September 29, 2015. (Yani Dubin/Flickr)

New Yorker Calls Philippine Gold 'Fantastic'

Work No. 2015.02.02.81 Earrings with 12 floriated spangles (kayong kayong)  Attributed to Bohol Gold  4 7/8 in. (12.45 cm) length; 4 15/16 in. (12.6 cm) length  11.8 grams; 11.9 grams Ayala Museum Collection 71.4042ab
Arts

The magazine praises Asia Society's new exhibition, on display in New York through January 3.

Video: Did You Bring Small Bills?

The Great LOL of China episode 11: Small Bills
Current AffairsEducation

At restaurants in the Middle Kingdom, big denominations of cash are not welcome.