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Book Excerpt: 'Reimagining India' Offers Fresh Thinking on Asia's 'Next Superpower'

A pedestrian walks past a construction site near corporate offices in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India on October 5, 2013. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

McKinsey & Company's new anthology is a "free-wheeling debate about India’s future." Live webcast with contributors Suketu Mehta, Arvind Subramanian and others on Tuesday, November 19.

What Does China's Third Plenum Suggest About Prospects for Reform?

Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of People earlier this year in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Orville Schell says "there was nothing earth-shaking" about China's recent policy statements, but it is too soon to dismiss them as insignificant.

Catalyzing Economic Growth in Myanmar: Investors, Officials, and Civil Society Find Common Cause in Reform

Rush-hour traffic moves near the Sule Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. (Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
Policy

Since reforms began in Myanmar nearly three years ago, writes Matt Stumpf, countless corporations have visited the country in search of opportunities. Yet excitement about this new market has been tempered by wider recognition of the barriers to investment.

Xi Jinping, One Year Later: Will He Be the 'Chinese Gorbachev'?

From left: New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos, former U.S. Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy, and UC San Diego professor Dr. Susan Shirk discussed Xi Jinping's leadership at an Asia Society event moderated by Orville Schell (far right) on November 7, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Policy

After one year in power, Chinese president Xi Jinping has largely consolidated his power, but he still faces "perilous" challenges, according to a panel Thursday night at Asia Society in New York.

Meet the Behind-the-Scenes Players in Current US-Iranian Nuclear Negotiations

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani smiles while answering questions from Asia Society President Josette Sheeran at an Asia Society event on the sidelines of the 68th UN General Assembly in New York on Sept. 26, 2013. (Emmanuel Dunand/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio is highlighted in a Wall Street Journal story giving a behind-the-scenes look at the recent thaw in U.S.-Iran relations.

Will China's Leaders Announce Major Economic Reforms This Weekend?

Soldiers dressed as ushers hold umbrellas in the rain at the entrance of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 12, 2013. China's ruling Communist Party will gather in Beijing from November 9-12 to discuss a possible furthering of economic reforms. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Political economist Barry Naughton explains just what China's upcoming "Third Plenum" is, and why its outcome could have worldwide significance.

Interview: Evan Osnos on Xi's Biggest Puzzle and 'Acute Dumpling Withdrawal'

L to R: Members of the Politburo Standing Committee Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli in Beijing on Nov. 15, 2012, the day China's ruling Communist Party revealed the new Politburo Standing Committee. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Newly transferred to Washington, veteran China-watcher Evan Osnos discusses China's leadership change and life after Beijing. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, November 7.

Young Afghan Leader Says Fair Elections Will Prevent New 'Dark Ages' in His Country

Asia Society 21 Afghanistan Young Leader Jamil Danish in Kabul in October 2013.
Policy

As the international press fixates on worst-case scenarios for Afghanistan's future, a new generation of Afghans set their sights on free and fair elections leading to a legitimate government in 2014.

Interview: Blue Skies So Rare in China They Are Considered 'Tourist Attractions'

Beijing's air quality in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013, as pictured by China Air Daily.
Policy

With China's air quality once again making headlines in recent weeks, we check in with China Air Daily's Michael Zhao to see if there's any reason for hope.

Odd Arne Westad Wins 2013 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award

Odd Arne Westad has won Asia Society's 2013 Bernard Schwartz Book Award for
Policy

“I was inspired to write," says this year's Bernard Schwartz Book Award winner, "because I thought we needed more of a China-centered history of Chinese international affairs.”