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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.
Current AffairsPolicy

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

Interview: Sudarsan Raghavan on Afghanistan's 'Pivotal Transformations'

Afghan shoppers look for brooms at a roadside shop in Herat on April 9, 2014. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The Washington Post reporter and Osborn Elliott Prize winner discusses how the country has — and hasn't — changed in the 15 years since 9/11.

Interview: Historian Erika Lee on the 'Traumatic' History of Chinese Immigration to the U.S.

Historian Erika Lee lectures to a class. (Patrick O'Leary)
Current Affairs

The preeminent immigration historian discusses her family’s hardship coming to the U.S., how stereotypes of Chinese immigrants are shifting, and how Asian Americans remain “invisible” in many ways.

Experts: Reform in the Middle East Must Come From Within

Dennis Ross, Michael Herzog, Kevin Rudd and Prince Turki Al-Faisal, engage in a high-level discussion on the evolving security challenges in the Middle East and potential pathways to stability. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

"You need to rebuild the social structure, the social fabric, invest in long term education plans, economic plans.”

Interview: Jordan Clarkson Celebrates His Asian-American Roots Through Basketball

NBA player Jordan Clarkson spends his time interacting with the diverse Los Angeles community. (The Alliance for a Healthier Generation/Sarah M. Golonka)
Current Affairs

"As the only Filipino-American currently playing, I want to show that there are no limits to what you can achieve, as long as you work hard and put your heart into it."

Who Is Rodrigo Duterte? Introducing The Philippines' Irreverent New President

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks during his first press conference since he claimed victory in the presidential election, at a restaurant in Davao City, on the southern island of Mindanao on May 15, 2016. (TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The 70-year-old former mayor of Davao City has raised eyebrows with his provocative remarks. But two experts at the U.S.-Philippines Society believe he's more pragmatic than he seems.

#TBT: In 2015, Asia 'Game Changers' Hit the Red Carpet

Asia Society's 2015
Current Affairs

In the year celebrating Asia Society's 60th anniversary, we periodically reach into the archives to find memories from the organization's history. This week: a video throwback to the second annual "Game Changer" Awards.

Interview: Anna Sui on Dressing Rock Stars

Anna Sui (Josh Jordan)
Arts

The iconic fashion designer on thinking globally, channeling Keith Richards, and her upcoming book.

Clinton Policy Advisor: Trump a 'Dangerous Proposition' as Commander in Chief

Kevin Rudd in conversation with Jake Sullivan. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

In a wide-ranging foreign policy discussion at Asia Society, Jake Sullivan said it was "difficult to know" where the Republican frontrunner stands on key issues.

China's Cultural Revolution in Photos

Chinese youth with Red Guards study copies of Mao Zedong's
Current Affairs

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of 10 years of severe political and social upheaval in China. These are scenes from around the country during that period.