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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj during a meeting in New Delhi July 31, 2014. (Raveendran/Getty Images)

The Xi-Modi Agenda: Centering China-India Relations on Economic Cooperation

China’s President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 6th BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, on July 15, 2014. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/Getty Images)
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Anubhav Gupta of the Asia Society Policy Institute considers how Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi might move forward on economic cooperation even as bilateral tensions persist on other fronts.

Can Xi and Modi Establish an Economic Partnership? Experts Share Their Views

This photo taken on September 10, 2014 shows gantry cranes lined up at the new Chinese-majority owned Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) in Colombo. China's president kicked off his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing's latest investment in Sri Lanka, a US$1.4 billion port city development to include a marina and a Formula One track, all just 250 kilometres (150 miles) from India's coast.
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Ahead of the Chinese President’s visit to India beginning Sep. 17, we asked experts for their views on how Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi might enhance economic relations between China and India amid broader geopolitical issues.

Paulson and Rudd: China's Economic Reform Is the 'Engine Room' for Xi's Political Vision

Henry Paulson (L) and Kevin Rudd (R) at Asia Society’s event in New York on September 11, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

In a wide-ranging discussion at Asia Society, Henry Paulson and Kevin Rudd discussed President Xi Jinping’s vision for China, the country's stance on climate change, its economic reform agenda, and more.

China, the US, and Africa: A New Foreign Aid Triangle?

A Chinese construction worker (R) supervises the building of a road on 30 April 2007 in Makenisa, 9km south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Simon Maina/AFP)
Policy

A new trilateral forum would foster more effective collaboration among China, the U.S., and African governments in developing and conducting foreign aid programs for Africa, writes Christina Dinh with the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Afghanistan Analysts Debate Causes and Solutions to the Country's Political Crisis

(L to R) Panelists Amb. Omar Samad, Clare Lockhart, and Hassan Abbas and moderator Tom Nagorski at Asia Society’s event in Washington, D.C. on July 9, 2014. (Christina Dinh/Asia Society)
Policy

In a spirited discussion at Asia Society’s Washington center, three veteran analysts of Afghanistan and Southwest Asia debated the controversy over the results of Afghanistan’s presidential election.

Listen: How Indonesia's Election Became the 'Tightest and Most Divisive' in Recent Times

 Indonesian presidential candidates Joko Widodo (L) and Prabowo Subianto (R) attend the second presidential debate in Jakarta on June 15, 2014. Campaigning for Indonesia's July presidential election officially kicked off on June 4, with favourite Joko Widodo facing a tough challenge from a Suharto-era former general with a chequered human rights record. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Ben Bland, Indonesia Correspondent for the Financial Times, assesses Indonesia’s presidential election and how it could affect Indonesia’s economy and political affairs.

Book Excerpt: 'The Taliban Revival' by Hassan Abbas

Policy

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas's new book charts the resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan's tribal border areas.

Video: Ian Bremmer on How US Foreign Policy Is 'Becoming More Chinese'

Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, speaks at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

The Eurasia Group president shared his views on U.S. policy toward Asia, the geopolitical leadership vacuum, China’s business environment, and U.S.-China relations, among other subjects.

Lessons for the Trans-Pacific Partnership from the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Pact

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) meets with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, on Capitol Hill, June 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Prime Minister Lee Loong is on a six-day working visit to Washington. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, Wadsworth Fellow with ASPI, examines the impact of the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement on its tenth anniversary and considers what it might mean for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

'We Must Act': UN's Ban Ki-moon Calls for Syrian Arms Embargo in Asia Society Address

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Asia Society New York on June 20, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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"All the values for which we stand, and all the reasons for which the United Nations exists, are at stake, here and now, across the devastated landscape that is Syria today," the UN Secretary-General told listeners at Asia Society New York.