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Kevin Rudd: U.S. Lifting Arms Embargo on Vietnam 'A Long Time Coming'

Kevin Rudd discusses President Obama's visits to Hanoi and Hiroshima on CNN.
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On CNN, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd discusses President Obama's trips to Hanoi and Hiroshima.

Where Hillary Clinton's China Policy Would Differ From President Obama's

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton makes introductory remarks before an address by Myanmar parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18, 2012 (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
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A look at the Democratic frontrunner's rhetoric reveals a more pointed approach to the Asian country, centered on respect for human rights.

Senior Japanese Official: North Korea a 'Crying Baby'

Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama discussed East Asian security and economics in conversation with Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama, who appeared on Wednesday at Asia Society, also explained why China's economic slowdown is "not good for anybody."

Flashback to 2014: Ian Bremmer's Prescient Remarks on Syrian Refugee Crisis

In this video from 2014, Eurasia Group CEO Ian Bremmer scolds the United States for its hesitancy in accepting Syrian refugees.
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Months before the issue dominated international deadlines, the Eurasia Group CEO scolded the U.S. for not taking in more displaced by the country's civil war.

New York's Filipino-Americans: 'Our Time Is Now'

The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. (Anna Webster/Getty Images)
Arts

Fourteen prominent members of the Filipino-American community will appear at Asia Society on Friday to talk about the moment that changed their lives.

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

(L to R) Evan Medeiros, Kevin Rudd, and Daniel H. Rosen speak at Asia Society New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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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. 

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

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)
Policy

Having recently visited Beijing and met with senior Chinese officials there, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd shares his insights on the agenda for the upcoming Obama-Xi summit.

Should President Obama Meet Xi Jinping at All?

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

Opinion: Why Congress is Concerned About a Free Trade Deal with Asia

Demonstrators protest against the legislation to give US President Barack Obama fast-track authority to advance trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), during a protest march on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 21, 2015.  (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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Policymakers shouldn’t always be so quick to blame free trade for job losses, argues former Asia Society fellow Shom Sen.

Opinion: What the Senate's Latest Vote Reveals About Its Stance on Trade

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) turns away after a news conference at the Capitol May 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. The legislators held a news conference with small business owners from Ohio, Wisconsin and Kentucky to discuss trade and
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America’s trade partners exhaled a collective sigh of relief last week with the Senate's approval of Trade Promotion Authority.