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U.S. and Indian flags fly on Rajpath in front of India Gate in New Delhi, India. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)

Listen: Former Ambassador Says US and India Must Re-Focus on Strategic Ties

Former U.S. Ambassador to India Frank G. Wisner joined the Asia Society Policy Institute on Monday, January 27, to discuss the U.S.-India relationship following the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade. more
Prof. Odd Arne Westad, winner of the 2013 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award, speaks at Asia Society New York on December 18, 2013. (David Barreda/Asia Society)

Focus on Asia Will Define China's Near-Term Foreign Policy, Says Historian Westad

Historian Odd Arne Westad says China's leaders see the country as a regional power and ought to develop a more cooperative relationship with Southeast Asia. more
A North Korea soldier stands guard on the banks of the Yalu River which separates the North Korean town of Sinuiju from the Chinese border town of Dandong on the second anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-Il, December 17, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

For North Korea, a Disastrous 2013 Has Set Up a Precarious 2014

Asia Society's Matthew Stumpf says North Korea finds itself in an ever-more precarious international situation after a disastrous series of decisions in 2013. more
Myanmar’s President Thein Sein shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama during meetings at the White House in May 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Sustaining Myanmar's Transition: Ten Critical Challenges
The latest report from ASPI’s Myanmar Initiative takes stock of progress and challenges in Myanmar’s reform process over the past two years and thinks through ways forward for U.S.-Myanmar relations. more
U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Aung San Suu Kyi during a stop at her private residence in Yangon on November 19, 2012. (Pete Souza/U.S. Department of State)

Audio: Expert Says Timing of Obama's Myanmar Visit 'Exactly Right'

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio explains why Obama's trip to Southeast Asia is the right move at the right time. more
Russian Ambassador, H.E. Konstantin V. Vnukov (fifth from left) at Asia Society Korea Center's monthly luncheon series on May 15, 2012. (Asia Society Korea Center)
Ambassador Vnukov: Russia, South Korea 'United by Joint Interest'
On May 15, 2012, H.E. Konstantin V. Vnukov, Russia's Ambassador to South Korea, was the guest speaker at the Asia Society Korea Center’s monthly luncheon series. more
A Pakistani policeman stands guard at a security check point in Lahore, February 2012. (Arif Ali/AFPGetty Images)
Effective Policing is Key to Fighting Terrorism in Pakistan
An efficient, well-functioning civilian police service is critical to counterinsurgency and counterterrorism efforts in Pakistan now and in the future. more
Chinese policemen surf the Internet at a computer fair in Beijing on 21 August 2000. (Goh Chai/AFP/Getty Images)
China and Cyber-Espionage
Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl lays out the case that China is one of the world’s worst state perpetrators of cyber-espionage and malicious computer hacking. more
Professor Hugh White in Melbourne on August 10, 2011.
Choosing Sides: Shaping Our Relationships in the Asian Century
Professor Hugh White argues against a prevailing belief that Australia eventually has to choose between the two great powers. more