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Photo of the Day: Colors of Dusk in Japan

A boat is tied near a stone bridge at dusk in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical District, Japan on April 25, 2014. (Les Taylor/Flickr)
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A boat is tied near a stone bridge at dusk in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical District, Japan on April 25, 2014. (Les Taylor/Flickr)

Watch: Former Diplomats on U.S.-Iran Mistrust in Their Nuclear Negotiations

Hamid Biglari (L), Ambassador Hossein Mousavian (C), and Gary Sick (R) discuss U.S.-Iran relations at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Hossein Mousavian and Gary Sick traced the history of U.S.-Iran relations and how the two countries’ longstanding opposition has affected negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.

Photo of the Day: A Night View of the Hong Kong Skyline

Looking west from Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong, the International Financial Center stands in the low-hanging clouds on April 15, 2014. (Peter Thoeny/Flickr)
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Looking west from Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong, the International Financial Center stands in the low-hanging clouds on April 15, 2014. (Peter Thoeny/Flickr)

Interview: What Does it Take to Be a Philanthropist in China?

John D. Rockefeller Sr. and John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1925. (Rockefeller Archive Center)
Current Affairs

Chinese philanthropy is growing rapidly but still isn't equipped to address long-term challenges, says the president of the China Medical Board. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York Thursday, June 5.

Tiananmen at 25: Looking Back on a Dark Day in China's History

A girl wounded during the clash between the army and students on June 4, 1989 near Beijing's Tiananmen Square is carried out by a cart. (Manuel Ceneta/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Susan Jakes, editor of Asia Society's ChinaFile website, offers some recommended reading on this 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Microsoft Unveils Skype Speech Translator, But Don't Ditch Your Vocab Flash Cards

Current AffairsEducation

As a native Mandarin speaker and a diligent student of English and German, I can't help asking whether machine translation signals the obsolescence of learning a foreign language.

Watch: Is China's Aggression Taking Advantage of U.S. Policy?

This picture taken on May 14, 2014 shows a Chinese coast guard vessel (L) followed by a Vietnamese coast guard ship (R) near the area of China's oil drilling rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

Appearing on Bloomberg TV, Asia Society Senior Fellow Jamie Metzl argued that China sees an opportunity to gain influence in Asia Pacific as the U.S. tends to other international concerns.

Why the China-Russia Natural Gas Deal Was All but Inevitable

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) applauds during the agreement signing ceremony in Shanghai on May 21, 2014, with Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller (C) and Chinese state energy giant CNPC Chairman Zhou Jiping (R) attending the ceremony. (Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)

Jeffrey Kupfer, Asia Society's 2014 Bernard Schwartz Fellow, argues that long-term trends in global energy markets helped bring Russia and China for their "landmark deal" as energy supplier and consumer.

Can the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Seal a Deal on Agriculture?

U.S. trade representative Michael Froman (R) talks to Akira Amari, Japan's Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy, at a press conference in Singapore on May 20, 2014. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, 2014 Wadsworth Fellow at Asia Society, explores options for the U.S., Japan, and other TPP countries to resolve their differences on market access for agricultural goods.

Photo of the Day: Silhouetted in the Sunrise in Thailand

A fisherman stands alone on a boat during sunrise in Trang, Thailand on May 1, 2014. (Roberto Trm/Flickr)
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A fisherman stands alone on a boat during sunrise in Trang, Thailand on May 1, 2014. (Roberto Trm/Flickr)