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TBT: In 1977, Talking U.S.-China Relations on the Today Show

(L to R) Stanley Karnow, Winston Lord, and Robert B. Oxnam discuss the state of U.S.-China relations on the Today Show with host Tom Brokaw in 1977. (Dan Sterbling)
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 Robert B. Oxnam of Asia Society's China Council chatted with Tom Brokaw in 1977.

Podcast: Financing Terror Through 'Cultural Cleansing'

A Syrian policeman patrols Greco-Roman ruins in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, on March 14, 2014, before Islamic State forces seized the city the following year. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In the third episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we’ll look at the destruction and trafficking of antiquities in the Middle East — how it perpetuates terrorism and what can be done to stop it.

Photo of the Day: Food Market in Cambodia

Vendors under umbrellas sell food at a market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Roberto Trombetta/Flickr)
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Vendors under umbrellas sell food at a market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Roberto Trombetta/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Shepherding and Cellphoning in Mongolia

A shepherd in Arhangay, Mongolia chats on a cell phone while tending to his herd. (Flickr/Evgeni Zotov)
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A shepherd in Arhangay, Mongolia chats on a cell phone while tending to his herd. (Evgeni Zotov/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Trekking Up a Glacier in Pakistan

Hikers walk up the Biafo glacier towards Snow Lake in northern Pakistan. (Ben Tubby/Flickr)
Multimedia

Hikers walk up the Biafo glacier towards Snow Lake in the northern part of the country.

Video: Xi Jinping is 'Utterly Comfortable' as a Strong Leader, Says Kevin Rudd

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron (L) greets President Xi Jinping of China as he arrives in Downing Street on October 21, 2015 in London, England. (Carl Court/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

The Asia Society Policy Institute President appears in a BBC news program to discuss Xi’s rise to power and his leadership style as head of the Communist Party.

Photo of the Day: Headed to the Fields in Vietnam

On a clear morning, a woman takes her cows to the field for grazing in Tây Nguyên, Vietnam on October 23, 2015. (Ratclima/Flickr)
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On a clear morning, a woman takes her cows to the field for grazing in Tây Nguyên, Vietnam on October 23, 2015. (Ratclima/Flickr)

Can the Other 'Asian Giants' Deal With China's Slowdown?

Visitors have photos taken with a replica of the famous Wall Street bronze bull on the Bund in Shanghai on June 13, 2013. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

DBS Group Research Managing Director Timothy Wong discusses economic reforms in China, India, and Indonesia, and what opportunities and perils lie ahead.

#TBT: In 1971, Korean Musicians Play It Gayageum Style

Korean musicians perform as part of Asia Society’s 1971 Performing Arts program “P’ansori.” (Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent 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: A 1971 program featuring traditional Korean musicians.

Photo of the Day: Silhouettes in the Sunset in Cambodia

The sky is streaked in shades of gold and blue during sunset over Angkor Wat, Cambodia on October 8, 2015. (Philip Lai/Flickr)
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The sky is streaked in shades of gold and blue during sunset over Angkor Wat, Cambodia on October 8, 2015. (Philip Lai/Flickr)