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Watch: Deputy Sec. of State Calls Focusing on Asia 'Great Challenge of Our Time'

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns speaks at Asia Society New York during the Asia Society Policy Institute's formal launch event on April 8, 2014. (Ellen Waldrop/Asia Society)
Policy

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns said that whether the United States can maintain its focus on Asia amid competing pressures in the international arena will be “the great challenge of our time."

Scorecard: What Was Predicted for Asia's 2013 — and What Actually Happened

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shown here reviewing a military parade in Pyongyang on July 27, could be waving goodbye to hopes from the international community that he would
Lifestyle

A year ago, Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offered his predictions on Asia for the year ahead. How many of them came true?

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.

Andrew Billo: 'Forward-Looking Approach' Needed in South China Sea Dispute

The USS Vandegrift cruises the South China Sea on Oct. 15, 2012. (U.S. Navy/Flickr)
Policy

Real progress toward resolving one of Asia's most pressing territorial disputes will only come by addressing a host of factors at once, writes the organizer of Asia Society's recent South China Sea conference.

Territorial Disputes Put ASEAN Between Dialogue and the Deep Blue Sea

A Vietnamese fishing boat sails next to the U.S. 7th Fleet's flagship USS Blue Ridge entering Tien Sa port on April 23, 2012. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

As Asia rises, it faces a dilemma: whether to abide by Western diplomatic norms, or to respect Asian values, such as consensus, harmony, and good neighborliness.

South Korea's New President Promises Era of 'Trustpolitik'

Park Geun-Hye, South Korea's president, salutes during her inauguration ceremony in the National Assembly on February 25, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (Park Jin-Hee/Getty Images)
Policy

The first female president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, took the oath of office today during a time of opportunities and critical challenges for South Korea.

Interview: Kishore Mahbubani Says Stable US-China Relations Will Be 2013's Big Story

Kishore Mahbubani at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 27, 2012. (World Economic Forum/Flickr)
Policy

Singapore's veteran diplomat and analyst predicts that stable relations between the United States and China will in fact be the big story in 2013. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on February 6, 2013.

Philippines' UN Suit Against China More About Honor Than Action

Policy

Asia Society's Andrew Billo says the Philippines filing of legal claims against China over the South China Sea does not mean the country will risk jeopardizing economic relations with its powerful neighbor.

13 Predictions for Asia in 2013

North Korean performers sit beneath a screen showing images of leader Kim Jong-Un at a theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 16, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offers his predictions on Asia for the year to come — but he'd "be surprised if any of them came true."

Angered by China's New Passport Map, India, Vietnam and the Philippines Retaliate

China's new controversial e-passport map. (TimeWeekly/Weibo)
Multimedia

A map of China in new Chinese passports includes disputed territories — Kashmir, and islands in the South China Sea — and upsets Asian neighbors.