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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif leaves a final press conference of Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria on July 14, 2015. (Samuel Kubani/AFP/Getty Images)

The Iran Nuclear Deal: A 'Monumental Outcome,' With a Long Backstory

The landmark pact was the product not only of marathon negotiations — it also had roots in efforts begun nearly two decades ago in the so-called "back channels" of global diplomacy. more

Authors & Asia: The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States

Brad Glosserman and Scott Snyder discuss Japan and South Korea's divergent national identities. more
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves after the closing news conference on June 24, 2015 at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Officials from the U.S. and China participated in the seventh annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Orville Schell: To Restore Relationship, US and China Should Consider 'Previously Unthinkable Options'

"To achieve any kind of lasting breakthrough in the China-United States relationship, both sides must be prepared to make difficult concessions," writes Asia Society's Orville Schell in the New York Times. more
Kevin Rudd joined CNBC's "Squawk Box" to discuss China's recent stock market turmoil (CNBC)

Kevin Rudd on CNBC: Don't Confuse the Chinese Stock Market with Overall Economy

Appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, cautioned “the stock market plays a relatively small role in the overall context of Chinese financial markets.” more
[L to R] Adil Zainulbhai, Indrani Bagchi and Raghav Bahl

Is India the Next SuperEconomy?

Raghav Bahl, Adil Zainulbhai and Indrani Bagchi discuss India's potential to be the next SuperEconomy. more
Clockwise: Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition; Nisid Hajari; Shekhar Gupta; Kumar Ketkar

The Legacy of Partition

Join us for a discussion on the lasting legacy of Partition and its impact on India-Pakistan relations and global affairs today. more
n Indian technician checks mobile phones at the Chinese Celkon Manufacturing plant at Medchal Mandal in the Rangareddy district on the outskirts of Hyderabad on June 26, 2015. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd and Ajay Banga: It's Time for India to Join APEC

“APEC membership is a low-risk, high-reward pathway for India to participate more fully in the Asia-Pacific and global trading system,” write ASPI President Kevin Rudd and MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. more
Pictured Above: SuperEconomies: America, India, China and the Future of the World

Donning the Cape: Is India the Next Super Economy?

Join us for a discussion on global economics and its role in the balance of power. more
US Secretary of State John F. Kerry (C) makes a toast with Liu Yandong (L), Chinese Vice Premier, and Chinese State Counselor Yang Jiechi (R) during the seventh US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) at the US State Department in Washington DC, June 23, 2015. (Chris Kleponis/AFP/Getty Images)

Evan Osnos on the Current State of the US-China Relationship

As the U.S.-China Security and Economic Dialogue takes place in Washington this week, Evan Osnos of The New Yorker outlines key sources of tension in the relationship between the world's two most powerful countries. more
(L to R) Rakesh Mohan, Sandra Peterson, Shekhar Gupta, and Kevin Rudd discuss India's first year under Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Asia Society New York on June 16, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)

Interview: Shekhar Gupta on Modi's 'Reasonably Good Year' as Prime Minister

The veteran editor and columnist sees “greater confidence in India’s economy” but some legislative challenges ahead for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. more