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PISA Results Show Need to Address Inequity in Education

Andreas Schleicher speaks at Asia Society in New York on December 8, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Education

“The good news is inequality is diminishing. ... The bad news is the remaining inequality makes much more of a difference for people.”

Wendy Cutler: 'China Is Likely To Fill the Vacuum' From U.S. TPP Exit

Wendy Cutler and Patrick Ziltener speaking at Asia Society Switzerland on December 6, 2016. (Niklas Stauffer)
Current Affairs

The veteran trade negotiator discusses TPP, the future of free trade, and globalization.

Advice for President-Elect Trump From Around Asia

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a stop in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 1, 2016. (Ty Wright/Getty)
Current AffairsPolicy

A new Asia Society briefing book offers perspectives for the incoming president from regional leaders across Asia who have experienced first-hand the challenges of managing the region's complex relationships.

George Takei Warns of Stereotyping, 'Hysteria,' and the Lessons of Japanese Internment

A vintage photograph is displayed at the Manzanar National Historic Site near Independence, California on December 9, 2015. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten internment camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were incarcerated from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A prominent Donald Trump-backer has cited Japanese internment as a "precedent" for a proposed registry of immigrants from Muslim countries. 

What Donald Trump's Election Might Mean for Asia

Japanese newspapers report the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election in Tokyo on November 9, 2016. (Toru Yananaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The shocking result on Tuesday has many in the region concerned about which campaign promises the president-elect will follow through on.

Nine Excellent Documentaries About Asia That You Can Watch on Netflix

Thousands of worshippers come to the Shwedagon pagoda to celebrate Thingyan, a New Years Water festival, April 17, 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar. Thingyan is similar to other new year festivities seen in Southeast Asian countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Songkran in Thailand. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From Syria to China and Myanmar to Japan, discover the stories and traditions of Asia through the documentary lens.

Why Some 'Brown Asians' Feel Left Out of the Asian American Conversation

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Current Affairs

A recent video calling out racism against Asian Americans raised questions within the community about inclusion.

New ASPI Report: Why a Northeast Asian Carbon Market Is Needed Today

Smoke billows from chimneys of the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Power Generator Company coal power plant in Shanghai on March 22, 2016. (Johannes Eisele/Getty Images)
Policy

Jackson Ewing, director of sustainability at the Asia Society Policy Institute, explains how such a pact would reduce emissions in the region.

Alan Yang: Asian Americans in Hollywood Have 'A Long Way to Go'

Actor/writer Aziz Ansari (R) and writer Alan Yang accept Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the 'Master of None' episode 'Parents' onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The co-creator of the Netflix show "Master of None" used his acceptance speech at the Emmy's to encourage Asian American representation in film and TV.

North Korean Nuclear Test Complicates Quest for East Asian Regional Security

Residents look up at a big screen TV in front of Pyongyang railway station showing television presenter Ri Chun-Hee officially announcing that the country successfully tested a nuclear warhead earlier in the day on September 9, 2016. (Kim Won-Jin/AFP/Getty)
Policy

Friday's incident is certain to raise tensions on the Korean Peninsula.