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Myanmar Rises to Challenge of Environmental Conservation

Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River, January 2013. (Flickr/Francisco Anzola)
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Growing environmental awareness in Myanmar is an encouraging development in one of the world's few remaining pristine ecosystems, says the former Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy there.

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)
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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.

Book Excerpt: 'The Great Convergence' by Kishore Mahbubani

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In an excerpt from his latest book, former diplomat and expert Kishore Mahbubani assesses the rise of the middle class in Asia. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on February 6, 2013.

Video: In New York, Asian Leaders Link Economic and Social Development to Democracy

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In the past, when talking about development issues, political leaders have generally referred to socio-economic development and democracy as separate issues. This week at Asia Society, however, leaders from Asian countries with very different historical backgrounds and political, social and economic systems spoke of freedom, justice, accountability and respect for human rights as being essentially linked to democracy.

China's Looming 'Debt Monster': Problem or Investment?

View from the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai looking over development in PuDong, 2007. (FrankTheFotographer.com/Flickr)
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China has accumulated massive debt through government spending on a "massive stimulus program" and "giant public projects," but the future of such investments is uncertain.

Video: The Biggest Challenges Facing Asia

Thought leaders across Asia-Pacific convened at the 39th Williamsburg Conference in Singapore on May 13 to 15, 2011.
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Asia-Pacific thought leaders discussed the most pressing issues facing the region at the 39th Williamsburg Conference in Singapore from May 13-15, 2011.