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Category: Current Affairs

Arianna Huffington, Zhang Xin, and Josette Sheeran enjoy a light moment during a conversation about women in leadership at Asia Society in New York on September 29, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

UN Inaction in Syria Is 'The Single Greatest Diplomatic Failure of our Times'

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Current Affairs

Analysts say the United Nations Security Council is failing to prevent mass atrocities and is in desperate need of reform.

U.S. May Adopt More Cooperative Posture With Beijing on South China Sea, Analyst Says

Activists wearing monkey masks display placards during a rally against Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea, ahead of the year of the monkey at the Chinese consulate in Manila on February 5, 2016. (Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Yann-huei Song describes new developments in the South China Sea after an international tribunal rebuked Beijing's territorial claims.

How an Outbreak in Asia 'Changes the Conversation' About the Zika Virus

A city worker sprays chemicals with a fumigator to kill mosquitoes in an effort to control the spread of the Zika virus at a school in Bangkok on September 14, 2016. (Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A conversation with Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Medical Group about how Southeast Asia is increasingly susceptible to the deadly ailment.

Aung San Suu Kyi: 'What We Want Is a Truly Democratic Country'

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses Asia Society in New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

The iconic Nobel laureate addressed Asia Society for the first time as Myanmar's most powerful official.

Aung San Suu Kyi's U.S. Visit: An Explainer

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses a press conference after her visit to the International Labour Conference, Palais des Nations on June 14, 2012. (Violaine Martin/UN Geneva/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Asia Society's Debra Eisenman explains the backdrop of Myanmar's most influential leader's trip to the United States.

How Nuclear Deterrence in North Korea Became 'A Game of Chicken'

(Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

An expert panel convened by Asia Society debated why a solution to Asia's most nuclear crisis remains elusive.

Progress in Protecting Stolen Antiquities Is Real — But Challenges Remain

A high-level panel convenes to discuss the ongoing challenges of combating antiquities looting. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The effort to safeguard cultural treasures from terrorist looting has become a high-priority international issue.

Alan Yang: Asian Americans in Hollywood Have 'A Long Way to Go'

Actor/writer Aziz Ansari (R) and writer Alan Yang accept Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the 'Master of None' episode 'Parents' onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The co-creator of the Netflix show "Master of None" used his acceptance speech at the Emmy's to encourage Asian American representation in film and TV.

Seven Prominent Journalists Discuss Deteriorating Press Freedom in India

On February 17, 2016, Indian journalists shout slogans during a protest to condemn an assault on fellow media workers by lawyers at a court in New Delhi. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The journalists weigh in on recent incidents targeting the press and how the media landscape has shifted in their country in recent years.

Former U.S. Ambassador to China: 'Nobody Knows What China Policy Would Look Like Under Trump'

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord speaks at Asia Society in New York on September 15, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Winston Lord took a bleak view of current U.S.-China relations — and fears the current election is only making things worse.