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Interview: Ian Bremmer and the New 'Regional World Order'

Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group, at the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 30, 2011. (World Economic Forum/Flickr)
Policy

"There are pressing international issues, but all of the world’s major powers, established and emerging, have domestic priorities that take precedence," says political scientist Ian Bremmer, who appears at Asia Society New York on May 24.

Book Excerpt: 'Every Nation for Itself' by Ian Bremmer

World leaders pose for a group photo at the G20 summit in Washington, DC on Nov. 15, 2008. Four years later, Ian Bremmer argues, the G20 is no longer a source of meaningful leadership. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

For the first time since the end of World War II, says Ian Bremmer, no single power or alliance of powers is ready to take on the challenges of global leadership.

Shanghai, Bo Xilai and 5 China Noirs You Should Read this Summer

The scandal surrounding ousted Chinese official Bo Xilai (L) got Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom thinking about some of his favorite noir books about China. (Bo Xilai photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

After a brief primer on the "wicked old treaty port" of Shanghai, Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom suggests some China-crime-themed summer reading.

Book Excerpt: 'Patriot of Persia' by Christopher de Bellaigue

Picture dated 20 November 1953 of Iranian ex-Premier Mohammed Mossadegh using his hand to make a point during one of his frequent interruptions of court proceedings in Tehran's military tribunal, trying him for treason. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Read the prologue from the new book about former Iranian prime minister Muhammad Mossadegh. Author Christopher de Bellaigue will appear at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, May 15.

Interview: Translator Motoyuki Shibata on Manga, Murakami and Monkey Business

Motoyuki Shibata at Asia Society New York in December 2010.
Arts

Japan's master translator, a one-man conduit between American and Japanese literature, shares his thoughts on both literary cultures. Shibata appears with a panel of American and Japanese writers at Asia Society New York this Sunday, May 6.

Interview: Genocide Survivor Loung Ung Reclaims Life, and Light, in New Memoir

Loung Ung, author of the memoir
Arts

"You can be OK too," says the acclaimed memoirist and survivor of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge. "I'm not saying it will be easy, but you can be OK too."

Exile Now Even Lonelier: Chinese Poet Says London Book Fair Excludes Dissident Voices

Exiled Chinese poet Bei Ling at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair. (Ekko)
Arts

Chinese poet Bei Ling says the London Book Fair's celebration of China is shutting out some of its most important dissident voices in the name of money.

Book Excerpt: 'Lulu in the Sky' by Loung Ung

Lulu in the Sky, the latest book from Loung Ung.
Arts

Lulu in the Sky is the latest book from Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father and Lucky Child. Ung will appear at Asia Society New York on Monday, April 23 at 6:30 pm.

Interview: How Small US Businesses Can Make Money in China

Shipping containers in Atlanta, Georgia. (Je Kemp/Flickr)
Business

Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Frank Lavin is trying to make "Made in America" popular again. He'll speak at Asia Society New York on April 10.

Peter Popham: Aung San Suu Kyi Always 'Knew What She Wanted'

Policy

On the eve of parliamentary elections, biographer Peter Popham discussed Aung San Suu Kyi's unconventional path to political leadership, and Myanmar's political future, at Asia Society New York.