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Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo, Syria. (Aleppo Media Center/Antiquities Coalition)

Before and After: This is What's Happening to Historic Sites in the Middle East

Before-and-after photos offer a glimpse of the recent destruction of historic sites and cultural treasures in the Middle East and Africa. more
(L to R) Evan Medeiros, Kevin Rudd, and Daniel H. Rosen speak at Asia Society New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Video: How 'Leninist Political Tactics' are Constraining China's Economic Reforms

Experts say questions about the state of China's economy will hang over President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington, and that domestic Chinese politics could thwart badly needed economic reforms. more

How 'Leninist Political Tactics' are Constraining China's Economic Reforms

Evan Medieros and Daniel H. Rosen discuss "ham-fisted" Chinese government interventions in the economy and how domestic politics presents roadblocks to economic reform. more

The Obama-Xi Summit and Prospects for the Chinese Economy (Complete)

Kevin Rudd, Evan Medeiros, and Daniel Rosen discuss the Chinese economy, U.S.-China relations, and the upcoming summit between Xi Jinping and Barack Obama. more

'The Greatest Risk to the World Order Is That Asian Countries Fail'

Scholars debate the rise of Asia and challenges to the existing world order at Harvard University more
Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to deliver a speech on Tuesday evening in Seattle, Washington, on the first day of his U.S. tour. (Getty Images)

Xi Jinping's Seattle Speech: What to Look For and How to Watch

The Chinese president begins a much-anticipated trip to the United States with a speech on Tuesday night. more
U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrives for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting at Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing on November 11, 2014. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd: The Obama-Xi Summit Could Be 'Difficult'

The former Australian prime minister, now president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, shared his insights during a recent call with AsiaConnect. more
President Barack Obama presents President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China with a gift of an inscribed redwood park bench at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, Calif., June 8, 2013.

Should President Obama Meet Xi Jinping at All?

Experts weigh whether a state visit by the Chinese leader will ease tensions — or exacerbate them. more

How Can India Join APEC? (Complete)

A discussion about what the country needs to do to become a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. more