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Political Opposition Complicates Iran Nuclear Negotiations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol before testifying to the Senate Banking and Urban Affairs Committee in Washington, DC on Nov. 13, 2013. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Policy

The interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations is facing domestic criticism in Iran and the United States. Panel discussion on U.S.-Iranian relations at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, December 18.

Photos of the Day: Nelson Mandela in Asia

Flowers are placed in front of an image of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the Embassy of South Africa in Beijing, China on December 6, 2013. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Policy

As the world mourns the passing of South African political leader and activist Nelson Mandela, Asia Blog offers some memorable images from his trips to Asia over the years.

China v. Japan: Three Questions, and a Sea of Anxiety

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with US Vice President Joe Biden (L) inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2013. (Lintao Zhang/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski, currently traveling in China, asks, "Could the world's great powers really come to blows over a handful of rocky, uninhabited islands?"

Interview: Sending 'Bundles of Joy' to Philippines Typhoon Survivors

A woman smiles after receiving a bag of relief items from Bundles of Joy in Tugbong, a barrio situated in the municipality of Kananga, Leyte, Philippines.
Policy

"We are still ONE and in times like this we break barriers and we remember that we are all brothers and sisters," said relief activist Anya Lim.

Asia Society's DiMaggio Calls Iranian Nuclear Deal a 'Significant Win for Diplomacy'

Iranian newspapers headlining the deal made with major powers over Iran's nuclear program are displayed outside a Tehran kiosk on Nov. 25, 2013. Most Iranian newspapers hailed the deal, attributing its relatively swift success to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (top left). (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Following the announcement of a six-month agreement concerning Iran's nuclear program, Asia Society Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio explains what made the deal possible.

Should the US Ease Sanctions on Iran? Myanmar Offers Some Lessons

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L), European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (C ) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2ndR) wait prior to a meeting on November 9, 2013, on the third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

There's debate over sanctions relief to Iran ahead of more nuclear talks in Geneva. But are sanctions effective? Suzanne DiMaggio writes for the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” about how sanctions affected the reform process in Myanmar.

Video: What Could Be Behind China's Sudden One-Child Policy Reforms

Children pictured on a hill in Yunnan. (egorgrebnev/Flickr)
Policy

Why is the one-child policy being relaxed now? The answer, as Beijing-based conomic theorist Michael Pettis suggested in a 2010 interview, has to do with economic growth.

Listen: High-Level Briefing on Philippines Typhoon Aftermath and Recovery

Typhoon victims wait to have a chance to board a flight to evacuate the area at Tacloban airport on November 14, 2013. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society President Josette Sheeran moderated the teleconference featuring Jose Cuisia, John Negroponte, John Maisto and Anthony Nappi on Friday, November 15.

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.