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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks to the media following talks at the Chancellery on December 5, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Video: Predictions, Prognostications Range Far and Wide in 'Asia 2015' Panel Discussion

L to R: Ian Bremmer, Josette Sheeran, Ruchir Sharma, and Tom Nagorski at Asia Society New York on December 17, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

In a freewheeling discussion at Asia Society New York, four informed figures offered thoughts on what's next for Modi's India, Xi Jinping's China, Kim Jong Un's North Korea, and many other locales.

Photo of the Day: Covered in Fall Foliage in Japan

Vibrant red maple leaves blanket a gravel path in Kyoto, Japan on December 16, 2014. (Terao Kaionin/Flickr)
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Vibrant red maple leaves blanket a gravel path in Kyoto, Japan on December 16, 2014. (Terao Kaionin/Flickr)

Opinion: The Link Between Israel and America's Natural Gas Boom

The Tamar drilling natural gas production platform is seen some 25 kilometers West of the Ashkelon shore in February 2013 in Israel. (Getty Images)
Policy

Jeffrey Kupfer, Bernard Schwartz Fellow with the Asia Society Policy Institute, looks at the strategic possibilities for Israel’s new domestic supplies of natural gas.

Photo of the Day: An Empty Net in India

A man rows his boat beneath an empty fishing net hung in the air from some poles in Kerala, India on December 5, 2014. (L0bit0/Flickr)
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A man rows his boat beneath an empty fishing net hung in the air from some poles in Kerala, India on December 5, 2014. (L0bit0/Flickr)

Win Some, Lose Some: We Grade Our Forecast for Asia in 2014

Team Japan's fate at the World Cup in Brazil was just one of the predictions on which our fearless forecaster whiffed this year. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In what is now an annual tradition, Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski looks back at the predictions he made a year ago for Asia's 2014 — and assesses his ratio of hits to misses.

Photo of the Day: Meeting on the Fair Grounds in India

Camel keepers congregate at the Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan, India on November 3, 2014. (Sven Van Echelpoel/Flickr)
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Camel keepers congregate at the Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan, India on November 3, 2014. (Sven Van Echelpoel/Flickr)

Interview: China Used APEC Hosting Duties to Good Advantage, Says Top US Official

President of the National Center for APEC Monica Whaley (C) flanked by former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank Curtis S. Chin (L) and U.S. Senior Official for APEC Robert S. Wang (R) at Asia Society's 2013-14 APEC briefing in New York on Jan. 14, 2014. (Asia Society)

Hosting the APEC summit in 2014 let China present itself as a leader in free trade and regional development, according to Monica Whaley. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, December 16.

Photo of the Day: Billowing Clouds in Sri Lanka

Dense clouds blanket the mountain tops in Hopton, Sri Lanka on November 5, 2014. (uditha wickramanayaka/Flickr)
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Dense clouds blanket the mountain tops in Hopton, Sri Lanka on November 5, 2014. (uditha wickramanayaka/Flickr)

Interview: Johns Hopkins Professor Views Hong Kong Protests as 'Defense of Dignity'

Protest site in Hong Kong on October 18, 2014. (Pasu Au Yang/ Flickr)
Current Affairs

Expanding on his remarks at a recent Asia Society panel, Ho-fung Hung argues that Hong Kong's younger generation sees itself as having "nothing to lose."

Photo of the Day: Written Wishes in Japan

Small wooden plates with wishes written in ink hang from purple strings in Shibuya, Japan on November 14, 2014. (Shibuya246/Flickr)
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Small wooden plates with wishes written in ink hang from purple strings in Shibuya, Japan on November 14, 2014. (Shibuya246/Flickr)