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Book Excerpt: 'Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World' by Ian Bremmer

Current AffairsPolicy

"America will remain the world’s only superpower for the foreseeable future. But what sort of superpower should it be?" asks Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer in his new book.

Interview: CNBC's Melissa Lee on Reporting from China and Taking It 'One Show at a Time'

Anchor Melissa Lee on the set of CNBC’s Fast Money. (CNBC)
Business

Fast Money anchor Melissa Lee discusses her childhood in Long Island, how an early career in consulting prepared her for journalism, and her experiences reporting from China.

#TBT: George W. Bush Celebrates Asia Society's 50th Anniversary in 2006

George W. Bush meets Asia Society President Vishakha Desai in 2006. (Paul Morse/White House)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: George W. Bush's 2006 visit.

Photo of the Day: Lush Paddy Fields in Indonesia

A farmer works in lush paddy fields in Bali, Indonesia on April 30, 2015. (Fazia/Flickr)
Multimedia

A farmer works in lush paddy fields in Bali, Indonesia on April 30, 2015. (Fazia/Flickr)

Interview: Photographer Documents 'The Horror' Facing Myanmar's Rohingya

Rohingya women who left their village to flee Burma to Bangladesh in early 2009. (Greg Constantine)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

2009 Osborn Elliott Prize winner Greg Constantine discusses his work depicting the struggles of stateless minority groups around the world through photography.

Interview: Lucy Liu on Growing Up in Queens, Ally McBeal, and Hollywood's 'Slow' Progress in Casting Asian Americans

Lucy Liu attends the Huading Film Awards on June 1, 2014 at Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Joe Scarnici/Getty)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Things are better today for Asian Americans in entertainment than ever before, says the star of CBS's Elementary, "but it's a very slow process."

Photo of the Day: A Rainbow of Lanterns in South Korea

Rows of brightly colored lanterns make for a dazzling display in Busan, South Korea on May 5, 2015. (Olivier Roux/Flickr)
Multimedia

Rows of brightly colored lanterns make for a dazzling display in Busan, South Korea on May 5, 2015. (Olivier Roux/Flickr)

Multimedia: For NYC Public School Students, Nam June Paik Inspires Robots and Prototype Suits

Detail of 'Futuristic Prototype Suit 87 – Type 1, 2, 3, & 4' in 'Inspired by Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot' at Asia Society Museum, May 19–July 19, 2015. (Tahiat Mahboob)
Arts

‘Inspired by Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot’ opens on May 19, featuring art from New York City public school students. Read the story of how the exhibition came together.

Interview: Joe Wong on Intercultural Stand-up and Young Chinese 'Wanting to See Something Real' On Stage

Joe Wong at the 2013 National Chinese Language Conference. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Chinese American comedian describes the blossoming stand-up scene in China.

Video: A Comedic Look at the Quiet and the Chaos of Chinese New Year

The Great LOL of China episode 2: New Years. (Jesse Appell)
EducationMultimedia

In the second episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell and a friend find themselves alone and starving in Beijing during Chinese New Year.