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Kevin Rudd Hails 'Ambitious' Deal on Climate Change

Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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The Asia Society Policy Institute president says that the agreement struck in Paris marks the beginning of "an effective market-sensitive mechanism" to combat climate change.

Video: David Petraeus on Leadership

Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) in conversation with Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski at the Asia 21 Summit in Hong Kong. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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The retired general talks to Asia Society's Tom Nagorski about his military career, stint as CIA director, and why leadership is like "Groundhog Day."

Rudd and Paulson: How China, India, and the U.S. Can Forge a Clean Energy Future

In this photograph taken on August 23, 2015, an Indian engineer fixes a solar panel into position at the under construction Roha Dyechem solar plant at Bhadla some 225 kms north of Jodhpur in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. (Money Sharma/Getty Images)
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In a Guardian op-ed published as COP21 began in Paris, ASPI President Kevin Rudd and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson argue that the “big three” can “become global leaders in a new and more sustainable energy future.”

'Coal + Ice' Exhibition Documents the Cost of Chinese Growth

Visitors wearing face masks brave air pollution in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. (Wang Zhen/AFP/Getty Images)
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China's struggle to maintain economic growth without damaging the environment continues despite ramped up government efforts.

Wendy Cutler: Why Free Trade Standards in Asia Are Rising

ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler (L) and ASPI President Kevin Rudd discuss free trade and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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The Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President, who recently served as Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, spoke about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership is catalyzing trade liberalization across Asia during an event in New York.

China, the U.S., and Islamic Terrorism

President Xi Jinping of China and President Barack Obama of the United States meet in the Netherlands in 2014. (U.S. Embassy The Hague/Flickr)
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Can Beijing and Washington find common ground in fighting Islamic terror?

After Paris: Is China Still on Presidential Candidates' Radar?

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at the annual Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, in May. (John Premble/Flickr)
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The recent terrorist attacks in Europe have garnened recent foreign policy attention in the U.S. electoral bid. But China looms as an major issue.

Myanmar as a Democracy: What's Ahead for Aung San Suu Kyi's Majority Party?

People walk past a graffiti depiction of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the headquarters of the National League for Democracy party (NLD) in Yangon, Myanmar on November 13, 2015. (Nicolas Asfouri/Getty Images)

Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to the Asia Society Policy Institute, delivered a briefing on the outcomes and implications of Myanmar’s national election as part of ASPI’s AsiaConnect series. 

The Significance of Myanmar's Historic Elections

Residents of Yangon, Myanmar celebrate the results of the country's democratic elections on Sunday, November 8. (Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)
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The victory of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy represents tremendous democratic progress in the Southeast Asian nation. But major challenges remain.

China's Elusive Search for Innovation

Lei Jun, popularly known as China's

The economic powerhouse has long struggled to create new products and ideas — but this may be about to change.