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Washington's Incomplete 'Pivot' to Asia: Six Challenges to Resolve

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing concerning the 2015 international affairs budget on Capitol Hill April 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. Kerry discussed a wide range of topics, including the conflict in Syria, relations with Iran, and also discussed the possibility of additional economic sanctions on Russia. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Policy

Matt Stumpf, Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Washington office, proposes an approach to getting the “pivot” to Asia back on track.

Photo of the Day: Out for a Stroll in Japan

A line of horses follow each other out for a stroll in Abira, Japan on March 2, 2014. (MIKI Yoshihito/Flickr)
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A line of horses follow each other out for a stroll in Abira, Japan on March 2, 2014. (MIKI Yoshihito/Flickr)

Why China's High-Tech Investment Surge Matters to US Competitiveness

Panelists discuss Chinese investment in U.S. high-tech sectors at Asia Society's New York center on April 17, 2014. (James Kochien/Asia Society)
Business

Panelists discussed how Chinese investments are powering the growth of U.S. technology businesses and what policymakers in the U.S. and China must do to maintain the cross-border flow of investments and knowledge.

Interview: Are US Companies Better at Operating in Asia Than Asian Ones?

Telstra Global's Tom Homer discusses what it takes to be an
Business

A report commission by Australian media firm Telstra suggests that over the last three years, U.S.-headquartered companies operating in Asia have been more successful than Asian companies.

Photo of the Day: Casting a Net in Myanmar

A fisherman throws his net into the water at Inle Lake, Myanmar on March 7, 2014. (Basil Strahm/Flickr)

A fisherman throws his net into the water at Inle Lake, Myanmar on March 7, 2014. (Basil Strahm/Flickr)

India Election: Deciphering the Foreign Policies of BJP and Congress

An Indian man pauses after voting at a polling station on April 17, 2014 in the Jodhpur District in the desert state of Rajasthan, India. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Policy

Tridivesh Singh Maini, a participant in Asia Society's India-Pakistan Young Leaders Initiative, explores what the campaign rhetoric from India's major political parties tells us about their approach to international relations.

Photo of the Day: A Canopy of Blossoms in Japan

A path is canopied by cherry blossom branches laden with flowers in Tokyo, Japan on April 4, 2014. (Sach.S/Flickr)
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A path is canopied by cherry blossom branches laden with flowers in Tokyo, Japan on April 4, 2014. (Sach.S/Flickr)

How China's Security Commission Can Manage Crises By Learning from the Past

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (2L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping (3rd L) during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People April 9, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Policy

Matt Stumpf, Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Washington office, proposes five practices to make the commission more effective.

Can Women Affect the Outcome of India's Elections?

Shown here on February 6, 2014, Indian Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy is a co-author of the six-point Womanifesto 2014 document. (Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In the midst of India's national election, Asia Society's President Emerita sees hope for the country's women in the new six-point manifesto released by a group of prominent activists.

Photo of the Day: Celebrating the Birthday of a God in India

A Hindu devotee dressed as a deity, in preparations to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, in New Delhi, India on April 15, 2014. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Hindu devotee dressed as a deity, in preparations to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, in New Delhi, India on April 15, 2014. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)