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Sharp Elbows for China from a Neighbor

Getting an earful: Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie puts on a headset to listen at the Asia-Pacific security forum in Singapore on June 4, 2011. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Anti-China protests in Vietnam may herald a greater threat to governments in Hanoi and Beijing than they realize. 

How Could G8 Promote Food Security? Stop Biofuels Subsidies

Peter Timmer
Sustainability

Asia Society's Sustainability Roundtable, a regular feature on the re:ASIA blog, features insight and analysis on current events from our team of sustainability experts. This week, we asked our roundtable to reflect on last week's G8 summit, which took place May 26-27 in Deauville, France. How did the summit address issues such as nuclear safety, climate change and the ongoing bioenergy debate?

After Japan's Nuclear Crisis, A New Emphasis on Renewable Energy

Members of environmental action group Greenpeace hold up an anti-nuclear banner in front of the Central Government offices in Hong Kong on March 22, 2011. (RICHARD A. BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)
Sustainability

Asia Society's Sustainability Roundtable will be a regular feature on the re:ASIA blog featuring insight and analysis on current events from our team of sustainability experts. This week, we asked our roundtable to reflect on last week's G8 summit, which took place May 26-27 in Deauville, France. How did the summit address issues such as nuclear safety, climate change and the ongoing bioenergy debate?

Deauville Deciphered: Nuclear Fears Come to the Fore

G8 leaders pose with other delegates for a
Sustainability

Asia Society's Sustainability Roundtable will be a regular feature on the re:ASIA blog featuring insight and analysis on current events from our team of sustainability experts. This week, we asked our roundtable to reflect on last week's G8 summit, which took place May 26-27 in Deauville, France. How did the summit address issues such as nuclear safety, climate change and the ongoing bioenergy debate?

Video: Security a 'Major Concern' as Aung San Suu Kyi Plans Burma Tour

Burma/Myanmar's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi holds a bouquet of flowers as she appears at the gate of her house after her release in Yangon (Rangoon) on November 13, 2010. The lakeside home had been her prison for most of the past two decades. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Priscilla Clapp, Asia Society Consultant and former Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Burma, shares her thoughts on Suu Kyi's announcement and the prospects for real political change with the military junta still in power.

No Real Environmental Change Without China, India, and Brazil

Simran Sethi, associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Sustainability

Asia Society's Sustainability Roundtable, a regular feature on the re:ASIA blog, features insight and analysis on current events from our team of sustainability experts. This week, we asked our roundtable to reflect on last week's G8 summit, which took place May 26-27 in Deauville, France. How did the summit address issues such as nuclear safety, climate change and the ongoing bioenergy debate?

Abbas on Charlie Rose: Saleem Shahzad 'Hurt' Pakistan's Military, Al Qaeda

Asia Society Fellow and director of the society's Pakistan 2020 Study Group, Hassan Abbas, appeared on The Charlie Rose Show on June 1, 2011.
Policy

Asia Society Fellow and director of the society's Pakistan 2020 Study Group, Hassan Abbas, appeared on The Charlie Rose Show.

Basic Research the Key to Climate Mitigation, Adaptation

Some climate scientists believe that the summer 2010 floods in Pakistan (above) and heatwave in Russia came from the same climate pattern. (Sajjad Qayyum/AFP/Getty Images)
Sustainability

Columbia Water Center experts assess the shortcomings of the recent G8 summit, and the pressing need for basic climate science.

Interview: Maziar Bahari on His 'Duty' to Discuss Situation in Iran

Maziar Bahari speaks during a press conference after the first hearing in Tehran on August 1, 2009 in the trial of 100 people accused of rioting after the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Iranian-Canadian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari will appear at the Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30pm to discuss his new book Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival.

Simon Tay: Does Asia Need the IMF?

Asia Society Global Council Co-Chair Simon Tay speaking in Hong Kong in fall 2010. (Asia Society Hong Kong Center)
Business

If the IMF refuses to recognizes Asia's place in a changing world, says Simon Tay, then Asians shouldn't hesitate to look for alternatives.