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Remembering Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, 1923-2015

In a picture taken on June 5, 1959 Lee Kuan Yew, leader of People's Action Party poses after winning the elections in Singapore. Lee served as prime minister from 1959, when Singapore gained self-rule from colonial ruler Britain, until he stepped down in 1990 in favor of his deputy Goh Chok Tong, who in turn handed power to Lee Hsien Loong in 2004. (Terence Khoo/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society staff, friends and family share their thoughts on the passing of "a visionary and a radical thinker."

In Thailand, More of the Same Versus Change

Thai army chief General Prayut Chan-O-Cha gives a traditional greeting to delegates during a meeting at the Army Club in Bangkok on May 20, 2014. Thailand's army declared martial law after months of deadly anti-government protests, deploying armed troops in central Bangkok and censoring the media but insisting the move was 'not a coup'. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Matthew Stumpf of the Asia Society Policy Institute analyzes the political standoff that is preventing Thailand from emerging from its crisis and achieving reform and prosperity.

Interview: How Mobile Technology is Empowering the Philippines' Poor

Outside a sari-sari convenience store in the Philippines.
Business

Ibrahim "Ibba" Bernardo, and Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader, talks about spreading technology among small business owners in the Philippines and beyond.

Watch: Myanmar's 'Salesman in Chief' Makes His Pitch to US Investors

Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin speaking Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the
Business

Watch Myanmar's foreign minister discuss the "gold rush" in his country, and hear why MTV's founder thinks this is a "historic opportunity."

Southeast Asia's New Dominoes

America's pivot to Asia is raising eyebrows about a new domino theory that counters China's rise. (Great Beyond/Flickr)
Policy

Vietnam and the United States increasingly see a common interest in Southeast Asia. President Truong Tan Sang's upcoming visit to the White House is perhaps a harbinger of this budding bilateral relationship.

Andrew Billo: 'Forward-Looking Approach' Needed in South China Sea Dispute

The USS Vandegrift cruises the South China Sea on Oct. 15, 2012. (U.S. Navy/Flickr)
Policy

Real progress toward resolving one of Asia's most pressing territorial disputes will only come by addressing a host of factors at once, writes the organizer of Asia Society's recent South China Sea conference.

White House Visit for Myanmar's Thein Sein Historic, and Earned

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Myanmar's President Thein Sein (R) after a meeting at the regional parliament building in Yangon on November 19, 2012. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In a show of just how far Myanmar has come, President Thein Sein — the unlikeliest of reformers — is in Washington to meet President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday.

Photos: Across Asia, Portraits Encompass Hard Lives and Childlike Wonder

A friendly Vietnamese boy stops his bicycle in Cao Lahn, Vietnam to offer a smile and a peace sign on February 22, 2010. (Nancy A. Scherl)
Multimedia

From India to Vietnam, photographer Nancy A. Scherl documents the human experience in portraits of people she meets in her travels.

Kong Nay in Concert: You Read About It in the New York Times, Watch It Here

Cambodian chapei dong vong (long-neck guitar) player Kong Nay performs at Asia Society New York on April 20, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Multimedia

The Cambodian chapei dong vong (long-neck guitar) master's performance at Asia Society New York — now available in full — gets a shout out from the New York Times.

Philippines' UN Suit Against China More About Honor Than Action

Policy

Asia Society's Andrew Billo says the Philippines filing of legal claims against China over the South China Sea does not mean the country will risk jeopardizing economic relations with its powerful neighbor.