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Michael Bloomberg: Americans 'Are Here To Fight Climate Change'

Michael Bloomberg speaks at Asia Society. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

The former New York mayor discusses how corporations and municipalities will adhere to the Paris Agreement despite President Trump's withdrawal.

Iran's 'Scrupulous' Adherence to the Nuclear Deal Under Trump

(L to R) Gary Samore, Karim Sadjadpour, John Limbert, and Nazee Moinian speak at Asia Society in New York on June 9, 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

Experts say keeping the Iran nuclear deal isn't only good for stability in the U.S.-Iran relationship, but also for keeping hardline elements within Iran’s government in check.

How the Asian Financial Crisis Led to China’s Massive Graduate Unemployment

Students pack into a Chengdu, China job fair in 2005. Some 40,000 students competed for 10,000 jobs at the fair. (China Photos/Getty Images)
Education

A 1999 decision to radically expand higher education enrollment came amid Communist Party fears of social instability — and the repercussions are still being felt.

How Trump’s Paris Decision Marginalizes Washington — Not America

2016 was confirmed to be the hottest year on record. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)
Policy

The president's withdrawal from a groundbreaking international climate change accord has galvanized action by subnational groups and corporations.

Capturing the 'Unbelievable, Inexhaustible' Story of China

Michael Wood (Courtesy of PBS)
Arts

The filmmaker Michael Wood describes his new documentary series tackling the sweep of Chinese history.

Japanese Superstar Ryoko Yonekura Returns to Broadway Spotlight

(Masahiro Noguchi)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The Japanese actress will appear in the award-winning musical 'Chicago.'

Why Trump Should Woo India

Right-wing activists of India's Hindu Sena party pose with a poster of Russian President Vladimir Putin, (L), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2L) and US President-elect Donald Trump (R) during an event in New Delhi on January 19, 2017.(Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

The president's Asian charm offensive should not neglect the world's largest democracy.

Are China and the U.S. Destined for War?

Will these two go to war? (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

What the ancient conflict between Athens and Sparta tells us about present-day Sino-American relations

Novelist Min Jin Lee on the 'Eternal Foreignness' of Being Asian American

(Tracy Hunter/Flickr)
Arts

The Korean-American writer discusses her work profiling Japan's marginalized Korean population.

A 'Very Dangerous Period' For the U.S. and China

China's second aircraft carrier during a launch ceremony at Dalian shipyard on April 26, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

Howard French describes how economics and demographics make China anxious to gain what it can in the next 10 to 15 years.