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Listen: U.S. Officials Explain Key Outcomes from APEC 2014 in China

Leaders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies pose for a group photo at Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing on November 11, 2014. (Greg Baker/Getty Images)
Policy

Robert Wang, U.S. Senior Official for APEC, and Christopher Smart, White House Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of International Economics, Trade, and Investment, share their views on the November 10-11 APEC summit.

Photo of the Day: Showing Off in Sri Lanka

A peacock splays out its intricately patterned feathers in Sri Lanka on November 6, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr)
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A peacock splays out its intricately patterned feathers in Sri Lanka on November 6, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr)

Opinion: U.S. Must Bank on Progress in the Asia-Pacific

Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei (L) speaks during the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People on October 24, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Takaki Yajima/Getty Images)
Policy

Sean O’Connor with the Asia Society Policy Institute considers China’s slate of regional economic initiatives, like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and argues that the United States must accelerate its own investments in strengthening the Asia-Pacific.

Photo of the Day: Parked On the Water in India

A variety of boats float in the vast waters of Varanasi on October 14, 2014. (ColWoods/Flickr)
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A variety of boats float in the vast waters of Varanasi on October 14, 2014. (ColWoods/Flickr)

'Don't Take Asian Security for Granted,' Robert D. Kaplan Cautions on South China Sea Panel

Robert D. Kaplan (L) and Peter Dutton at Asia Society New York on November 12, 2014. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

On the heels of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic (APEC) Summit in Beijing, which brought together leaders of many of the countries involved in the South China Sea dispute, the Asia Society Policy Institute presented a panel of leading thinkers to examined the origins of the dispute and consider possible paths forward.

Photo of the Day: The Blue Waters of Borneo

Scuba divers gear up to take a dip in Borneo's Sibuan Island on November 7, 2014. (Igor Mróz/Flickr)
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Scuba divers gear up to take a dip in Borneo's Sibuan Island on November 7, 2014. (Igor Mróz/Flickr)

Video: Kevin Rudd on How Economic Priorities Are Shaping China's Relations with Japan and the US

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping as he arrives for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting at Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing on November 11, 2014. (Greg Baker/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

The Honorable Kevin Rudd, incoming President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, assessed China’s changing relationships with Japan and the United States in an interview with Christiane Amanpour of CNN.

Photo of the Day: A Smattering of Messages in Hong Kong

Hundreds of post-it notes carrying messages from protestors line a public wall in Hong Kong on October 28, 2014. (Victor Wong/Flickr)
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Hundreds of post-it notes carrying messages from protestors line a public wall in Hong Kong on October 28, 2014. (Victor Wong/Flickr)

Interview: Pakistan's First Woman Cartoonist Shapes Young Minds, and Society

Shown here in her Islamabad office, Nigar Nazar is Pakistan's first professional female cartoonist, known to generations of readers as the creator of the iconic character
Arts

"Cartoons can have a huge impact," says Pakistan's first professional woman cartoonist, who was just named one of the "100 Women of 2014" by the BBC.

President Jokowi and Indonesia's Cabinet Step Onto the World Stage

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (center R) shakes hands with Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (front L) during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) on November 7, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Greg Baker/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Dewi Astuti with the Asia Society Policy Institute argues that President Jokowi of Indonesia and his newly appointed cabinet must begin showing their international savvy at key regional meetings over the next two weeks.