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Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) activists rally for the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, in Lahore on December 21, 2014. Al-Qaeda's regional branch on December 21 said its hearts were 'bursting with pain' over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai: The Taliban 'Are Afraid of Women'

Yusra Sami Askari, in green, prepares Malala Yousafzai for an on-camera interview in Oslo. (Yusra Sami Askari)
Current Affairs

Asia 21 Young Leader Yusra Sami Askari reflects on her interview with the education activist — it was intended to focus on the Nobel Peace Prize, but was overshadowed by the Peshawar tragedy.

It's 'Fifteen for '15' as Our Predictions for Asia's Year Ahead Return

Close, but not quite there: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif prior to closed-door nuclear talks at the Palais Coburg in Vienna on Nov. 23, 2014. Asia Society's Tom Nagorski predicts a nuclear deal will be signed in 2015. (Ronald Zak/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski's forecast for Asia in 2015 encompasses everything from cyber-attacks to cricket.

Video: After Sony Hack, Kevin Rudd Urges Democracies to Consider Cyber-Readiness

Current Affairs

Appearing on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” the incoming President of the Asia Society Policy Institute said North Korea’s alleged cyber-attack on Sony Pictures should prompt “a global learning exercise” about cybersecurity.

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.

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.

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."

National Book Award Winner Evan Osnos 'Tried to Do Justice' to Chinese People

Journalist and author Evan Osnos onstage at Asia Society New York on May 14, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The journalist and author received the award in Nonfiction for "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China," a collection based on his eight years of living in Beijing.

'Don't Take Asian Security for Granted,' Robert D. Kaplan Cautions on South China Sea Panel

Robert D. Kaplan (L) and Peter Dutton at Asia Society New York on November 12, 2014. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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On the heels of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic (APEC) Summit in Beijing, which brought together leaders of many of the countries involved in the South China Sea dispute, the Asia Society Policy Institute presented a panel of leading thinkers to examined the origins of the dispute and consider possible paths forward.

Video: Kevin Rudd on How Economic Priorities Are Shaping China's Relations with Japan and the US

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping as he arrives for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting at Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing on November 11, 2014. (Greg Baker/Getty Images)
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The Honorable Kevin Rudd, incoming President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, assessed China’s changing relationships with Japan and the United States in an interview with Christiane Amanpour of CNN.

President Jokowi and Indonesia's Cabinet Step Onto the World Stage

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (center R) shakes hands with Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (front L) during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) on November 7, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Greg Baker/Getty Images)
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Dewi Astuti with the Asia Society Policy Institute argues that President Jokowi of Indonesia and his newly appointed cabinet must begin showing their international savvy at key regional meetings over the next two weeks.