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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (R) and school children look at digital interactive media during the opening of the newly restored National Gallery in Singapore on November 23, 2015. (Mohd Fyrol/AFP/Getty)

How U.S.-China Relations Are a Cycle of 'Rapturous Enchantment' and Deep Disappointment

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive to a joint news conference in the Rose Garden at The White House on September 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Journalist John Pomfret discusses his new book on the U.S.-China relationship and why he remains optimistic about the countries' shared future.

Survey Shows Political and Religious Shifts Among Chinese Students in U.S.

A crowd gathers near Harvard University prior to a visit by former Chinese President Jiang Zemin. (John MotternAFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsEducation

Studying in America seems to be transforming Chinese students' political, religious, and social outlooks — but not in a uniform direction.

Asian American Voters Continued Their March Toward the Democratic Party in 2016

Election official Henry Tung displays a sheet of
Current Affairs

Various factors have contributed to the group's shift away from the Republicans in the last two decades.

How Asian Graduates and Executives Boost the U.S. Economy

Steve Bannon talks about immigration issues with a caller while hosting Brietbart News Daily on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Kirk Irwin/Getty)
Current Affairs

Remarks by Donald Trump’s new chief strategist Steve Bannon on foreign students and Asian CEOs get it backwards.

Three Challenges for U.S.-India Relations Under President Trump

Right-wing activists of India's Hindu Sena celebrate Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential elections in New Delhi on November 9, 2016. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Trump’s campaign statements and broader foreign policy vision offer a window into his approach on India, and what it could mean for the region.

Iran Deal 'Cannot Be Put on Autopilot'

An Iranian woman walks past a mural on the wall of the former U.S. embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 9, 2016. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

What is the fate of the nuclear deal under a Trump administration? Iran Analyst Ali Vaez weighs in.

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. 

Trump Advisor Advocates 'Bringing Change to China'

Michael Pillsbury speaks at Asia Society New York on April 7, 2015.
Current Affairs

Michael Pillsbury has suggested a "grand coalition" in the U.S. to democratize China and attain other American objectives.

Trump's Trade and Security Challenges with China

A vendor picks up a 100 yuan note above a newspaper featuring a photo of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, at a news stand in Beijing on November 10, 2016. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

When Donald Trump assumes the presidency, perhaps his most complex foreign policy challenge will be China. Is he up to the task? 

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.