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Interview: Nisid Hajari on the Partition of India and the Lasting India-Pakistan Rivalry

Pakistani Rangers, in black, and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel perform the daily retreat ceremony on the India-Pakistan Border at Wagah on September 17, 2014. (Narinder Nanu/Getty Images)
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Nisid Hajari, author of the new book Midnight’s Furies, discusses how India’s Partition in 1947 continues to affect India-Pakistan relations today. He appears at Asia Society New York on June 16.

Video: Waging Peace in Asia, Because 'No Region Has More to Lose' From War

Members of a new Asia Society Policy Institute commission discuss securing peace in Asia through institutions. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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“We’ve seen the return of geopolitics, the return of contention and competition," says Shivshankar Menon, member of a new Asia Society Policy Institute commission that aims to help strengthen institutions and develop mechanisms for managing tensions and security threats across the Asia-Pacific region.

Book Excerpt: 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition' by Nisid Hajari

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Read an excerpt from Nisid Hajari's new book 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition,' which explores the birth of the India-Pakistan rivalry and seeks to chart the history of the Indian subcontinent’s feuding siblings.

Ian Bremmer: 'I See Only One Country in the World That Has a Global Strategy Today, and It's Not America. It's China'

Ian Bremmer (L) and Kevin Rudd in discussion at Asia Society New York on May 27, 2015. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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In a far-ranging exchange of ideas, Ian Bremmer and Kevin Rudd discussed the need for U.S. leaders to commit to a coherent foreign policy strategy as China gains influence and as other nations, particularly in Asia, hedge their alliances.

Opinion: What the Senate's Latest Vote Reveals About Its Stance on Trade

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) turns away after a news conference at the Capitol May 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. The legislators held a news conference with small business owners from Ohio, Wisconsin and Kentucky to discuss trade and
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America’s trade partners exhaled a collective sigh of relief last week with the Senate's approval of Trade Promotion Authority.

Kevin Rudd: U.S., China, and India Must Lead Together for a Climate Deal in Paris

A Haussmannian-style building next to the Eiffel tower in Paris. (Bertrand Guay/Getty Images)
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“The United Nations conference in Paris this December is the next opportunity for leaders of the world’s biggest economies to show real leadership” on climate change, writes the Asia Society Policy Institute President in the New York Times.

Video: Experts Debate Mao's Legacy in China Today

Andrew G. Walder, Roderick MacFarquhar, Susan Shirk, and Orville Schell at a May 22 Asia Society panel (Asia Society)
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Author Andrew G. Walder joined Roderick MacFarquhar, Susan Shirk, and Orville Schell for a discussion on his new book 'China Under Mao: A Revolution Derailed' and on the ways in which Mao's thinking is still ‎embedded in China's world view.

Book Excerpt: 'Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World' by Ian Bremmer

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"America will remain the world’s only superpower for the foreseeable future. But what sort of superpower should it be?" asks Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer in his new book.

Opinion: Behind the Latest Setback for Obama's Trade Agenda, and Why It's Surprising

People protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) gather as US President Barack Obama attends a fund raiser for the Democratic National Committee at the Sentinel Hotel May 7, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
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In the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s Senate vote, backers of a Trans-Pacific Partnership had won key support in Washington and abroad. What went wrong?

Interview: Open Society Foundations Director on Challenges That Could 'Derail' Myanmar's Reform Process

Binaifer Nowrojee. (Andrew Testa/Panos Pictures)
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Open Society Foundations (OSF) has been working in Myanmar since 1994. In an interview with Asia Blog, Binaifer Nowrojee, OSF’s regional director for Asia, reflects on the nation’s journey over the last 20 years.