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Expert: 'Re-Opening' to China Obama's Most Important Diplomatic Initiative

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, listens as then Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office on Feb. 14, 2012. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The director of Yale Law School’s China Center explains what's at stake in the June 7-8 summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Barack Obama.

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.

A Former US Ambassador's Advice on How to Work With Pakistan

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari meets with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, January 2010. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Cameron Munter, U.S. envoy to Pakistan from 2010-12, says, "Now is not the time to turn away from Pakistan, despite the frustrations of recent years."

Five Ways John Kerry Can Transform US Foreign Policy Toward Asia

Policy

As John Kerry begins his first week as U.S. Secretary of State, he faces numerous opportunities to reshape American foreign policy in Asia.

Asia Society Fellow Alexander Evans Bridges Worlds of Diplomacy and Academia

Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Alexander Evans in London. (Courtesy Alexander Evans)

Asia Society's newest Bernard Schwartz Fellow discusses his dual careers as an academic and a diplomat with the Yale Journal of International Affairs.

President Obama May Not Bluff, But He Needs to Engage Iran

Anti-war demonstrators shout slogans as seen from the motorcade of US President Barack Obama as he is leaving after speaking during the AIPAC Policy Conference at the Washington Convention Center on March 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

It is now time for Washington to match its pressure tactics with an equally aggressive diplomatic strategy with Iran, writes Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio.

Aussie PM Gillard Wows Washington with Football, Tears, History

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses the US Congress in Washington on Mar. 9, 2011. Seated behind Gillard are US Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) (R), and President Pro Tempore, and Speaker of the House John Boehner. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Nothing much new was expected to come from the first visit to Washington, DC by Australia's first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. And nothing new really did.

China, Eyeing Mideast Revolts, Halts Even Minor Protests

Arthur Ross Director of the Center on US-China Relations Orville Schell explains how China's government is dealing with dissent on Feb. 28, 2011 (interview, below).
Policy

With the populist uprisings across the Middle East showing no signs of losing steam as they head into their third month, policy experts are keeping a close eye on China to see if and how the government there chooses to acknowledge the Arab world's political turmoil. So far, all indications seem to be that Beijing intends to keep a tight lid on political dissent.

The Power of Diplomacy: An Indonesian Perspective

In Houston on Dec. 17, Indonesian Ambassador Dr. Dino Patti Djalal addressed the primacy of dimplomacy and soft power in his nation's foreign and domestic policy. (ASTC)
Policy

Indonesia's Ambassador to the US addressed the evolution of his nation's partnership with the US and Indonesia's role as an emerging regional power. 

WikiLeaks: Is It Treason?

View of the WikiLeaks homepage taken in Washington on Nov. 28, 2010. WikiLeaks unleashed a flood of US cables detailing shocking diplomatic episodes, from a nuclear standoff with Pakistan to Arab leaders urging a strike on Iran. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl describes the latest dumping of classified documents by WikiLeaks.