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Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with US Vice President Joe Biden (L) inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2013. (Lintao Zhang/AFP/Getty Images)

China v. Japan: Three Questions, and a Sea of Anxiety

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski, currently traveling in China, asks, "Could the world's great powers really come to blows over a handful of rocky, uninhabited islands?" more
From left: New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos, former U.S. Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy, and UC San Diego professor Dr. Susan Shirk discussed Xi Jinping's leadership at an Asia Society event moderated by Orville Schell (far right) on November 7, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)

Xi Jinping, One Year Later: Will He Be the 'Chinese Gorbachev'?

After one year in power, Chinese president Xi Jinping has largely consolidated his power, but he still faces "perilous" challenges, according to a panel Thursday night at Asia Society in New York. more
Attendees of the India-Pakistan Regional Young Leaders Initiative forum in Islamabad last month.

What You Get When Young Leaders From India and Pakistan Sit Around the Same Table

At a recent Asia Society forum in Islamabad 11 rising stars shared personal stories and their visions for Indo-Pakistan relations, and their recommendations to turn those common dreams into reality in the not too distant future. more

Photo Submissions: India Family Day

Share your favorite moments of the India Family Day with us online! more
Indonesia Foreign Minister Dr. Marty Natalegawa (L) and Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski at Asia Society New York on September 19, 2013.

Video: Indonesia's 'Burden' Regarding Islam and Democracy

Can Indonesia be seen as a democratic model for other Muslim-majority countries like Egypt and Tunisia? more
Dr. Marty Natalegawa, Foreign Minister of Indonesia, at Asia Society New York on September 19, 2013.

Natalegawa: Indonesia Wants to 'Facilitate Conversation' on Tense South China Sea

Indonesia Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa gave a talk covering everything from corruption to poverty to terrorism to Indonesia's upcoming presidential election. more
The USS Vandegrift cruises the South China Sea on Oct. 15, 2012. (U.S. Navy/Flickr)

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

Real progress toward resolving one of Asia's most pressing territorial disputes will only come by addressing a host of factors at once. more
A North Korean soldier using binoculars watches from his quarters at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone on April 23, 2013. (Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: Current North Korea Drama 'More Uncertain and Worrying' Than Years Past

Andrew Gilholm, senior Northeast Asia analyst with the consultancy Control Risks, says it's "tough to see" a peaceful resolution to current tensions. more
Two North Korean men, center, listen to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei during a press briefing in Beijing on April 8, 2013. North Korea appears to be preparing a fourth nuclear test as well as a provocative missile launch, South Korea said, despite an unusually blunt call from China for restraint. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts Debate: Is China Doing All It Can to Rein in Kim Jong Un?

A ChinaFile panel of experts assess whether China might finally be out of patience with its intractable smaller neighbor. more
A Vietnamese fishing boat sails next to the U.S. 7th Fleet's flagship USS Blue Ridge entering Tien Sa port on April 23, 2012. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

Territorial Disputes Put ASEAN Between Dialogue and the Deep Blue Sea

As Asia rises, it faces a dilemma: whether to abide by Western diplomatic norms, or to respect Asian values, such as consensus, harmony, and good neighborliness. more