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Video: Kevin Rudd on How the U.S. and China Are Correcting Their Trust Deficit

Policy

The incoming Asia Society Policy Institute president said he believes U.S. and Chinese leaders have established “the beginnings of a framework” to manage difficult elements of the U.S.-China relationship while advancing shared interests.

Kevin Rudd: Amid Tensions, Asia Needs More Robust Regional Institutions

Former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd will speak on Asia's challenges at the World Economic Forum in Davos this Saturday. (Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)
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"Because the Asia-Pacific region looms as being the strategic cockpit of the 21st century, we need more robust institutions than those we have at present," said the incoming Asia Society Policy Institute president.

The Obama-Modi Summit: Experts Outline Predictions and To-Do Lists

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) makes a statement to the press as U.S. President Barack Obama listens after a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on September 30, 2014. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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With a host of issues in play, what should the two leaders work on? Nine India analysts shared their takes, which had much in common but also traced a wide range of possible outcomes from the summit.

Can Obama's Visit to India Revitalize U.S.-India Relations?

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House on September 30, 2014. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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“Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have an opportunity to provide a renewed vision for the strategic partnership and get to work on some pressing matters of common concern,” writes Anubhav Gupta of the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Asia-Pacific Trade in 2014: A Year of Hedging Bets and Weaving Intricate Webs

Leaders from the Trans-Pacific Partnership take part in a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on November 10, 2014. From left: Vietnam’s Vu Hu Hoang, U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman, U.S. President Barack Obama, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and Singapore’s Ow Foong Pheng. (Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, a former Wadsworth Fellow with the Asia Society Policy Institute, assesses major developments in Asia-Pacific trade negotiations and agreements and their implications for regional relations.

Listen: Afghan Think Tank Director Sees 'Growing Political Maturity' and Support for Democracy

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

Ahmad Nader Nadery, Director of the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, a leading think tank in Afghanistan, spoke about the political and security situation in Afghanistan as well as key issues and priorities for the country in 2015.

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.

Partnership Is the New Alliance: Why U.S.-Singapore Relations Should Be a Model for the U.S. in Asia

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) listens as Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks to the media before their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 2013. (Jewel Samad/Getty Images)
Policy

Matt Stumpf of the Asia Society Policy Institute argues, “America’s success in building partnerships on the U.S.-Singapore model will determine whether U.S. engagement in Asia flourishes in the 21st century.”

Listen: U.S. Officials Explain Key Outcomes from APEC 2014 in China

Leaders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies pose for a group photo at Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing on November 11, 2014. (Greg Baker/Getty Images)
Policy

Robert Wang, U.S. Senior Official for APEC, and Christopher Smart, White House Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of International Economics, Trade, and Investment, share their views on the November 10-11 APEC summit.

Opinion: U.S. Must Bank on Progress in the Asia-Pacific

Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei (L) speaks during the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People on October 24, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Takaki Yajima/Getty Images)
Policy

Sean O’Connor with the Asia Society Policy Institute considers China’s slate of regional economic initiatives, like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and argues that the United States must accelerate its own investments in strengthening the Asia-Pacific.