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The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit: What to Look For

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Policy

In an AsiaConnect call on Friday, Dr. Gary Samore discussed the role of Asia in preventing nuclear terrorism, containing North Korea, and other subjects.

How Indians Learned to Embrace Natural Skin

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Lifestyle

A campaign against "fairness cream" has transformed traditional standards of beauty in India.

The Extraordinary Benefits of Multilingualism

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Education

Learning a second language is about more than getting ahead — it teaches a whole new way of thinking.

Honoring Three Asian Artists For 'Touching Our Souls' [Photos]

(L to R) Cai Guo-Qiang, Nalini Malani, and Yoshitomo Nara pose with their Asian Art Game Changer awards in Hong Kong on March 20, 2016.
Arts

Asia Society awarded Cai Guo-Qiang, Nalini Malani, and Yoshitomo Nara with the first Asia Arts Game Changer awards on Sunday in Hong Kong.

'A Blank Page Is Never Empty'

Performer Karen Kandel as 'papermaker' in 'Recycling: Washi Tales.' (Valerie Oliveiro)
Arts

Exploring the art of paper-making and storytelling through literal and metaphorical recycling.

Apology for Racial Insensitivity at Oscars Fails to Mollify Asian-American Community

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, an Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader and Asia Game Changer, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary last month. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society
Current Affairs

Actor George Takei called the mea culpa "a bland, corporate response."

Podcast: Taiwan's New Direction

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (C) celebrates her victory in Taipei on January 16, 2016. (Philippe Lopez/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

In the fifth episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we look at the implications of a new government on the island that may be less friendly toward Beijing.

How 'Global Citizenship' Education Can Fill the Skilled Workers Gap

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Education

"Non-cognitive" skills such as critical thinking and creativity are just as vital as traditional skills in helping 21st century students.

How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Benefits Japan

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Policy

A panel discussion moderated by ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler characterized the trade agreement as a boon to Asia's second-largest economy.

Photos: Japan's 3/11 Tsunami, Then and Now

Interactive before and after photos show areas after they were hit by Japan's great tsunami in 2011, and how the same places look in today. (James Whitlow Delano)
Current AffairsMultimedia

James Whitlow Delano photographed scenes of devastation and destruction following the Japanese tsunami in March 2011. Five years later, he revisited the same places to see how things have changed.