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Iran Deal 'Cannot Be Put on Autopilot'

An Iranian woman walks past a mural on the wall of the former U.S. embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 9, 2016. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

What is the fate of the nuclear deal under a Trump administration? Iran Analyst Ali Vaez weighs in.

George Takei Warns of Stereotyping, 'Hysteria,' and the Lessons of Japanese Internment

A vintage photograph is displayed at the Manzanar National Historic Site near Independence, California on December 9, 2015. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten internment camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were incarcerated from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A prominent Donald Trump-backer has cited Japanese internment as a "precedent" for a proposed registry of immigrants from Muslim countries. 

Trump Advisor Advocates 'Bringing Change to China'

Michael Pillsbury speaks at Asia Society New York on April 7, 2015.
Current Affairs

Michael Pillsbury has suggested a "grand coalition" in the U.S. to democratize China and attain other American objectives.

Trump's Trade and Security Challenges with China

A vendor picks up a 100 yuan note above a newspaper featuring a photo of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, at a news stand in Beijing on November 10, 2016. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

When Donald Trump assumes the presidency, perhaps his most complex foreign policy challenge will be China. Is he up to the task? 

What Donald Trump's Election Might Mean for Asia

Japanese newspapers report the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election in Tokyo on November 9, 2016. (Toru Yananaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The shocking result on Tuesday has many in the region concerned about which campaign promises the president-elect will follow through on.

The U.S. Senate Elects Two New Asian American Members

California Attorney General Kamala Harris was elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night, becoming one of three Asian Americans to serve on the body. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Children's Defense Fund)

On an otherwise dismal night for the Democrats, the victories of Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) tripled the number of Asian American U.S. senators.

Excerpt: 'The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom'

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) looks on with China's President Xi Jinping (R) during a meeting at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou on September 4, 2016. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

The journalist John Pomfret explores the history of U.S-China relations in his new book.

Asian Americans' Expanding Influence in U.S. Politics

David Paul Morris/Stringer (Getty Images)

Asian Americans are growing in political influence, but many barriers remain to participation.

Nine Excellent Documentaries About Asia That You Can Watch on Netflix

Thousands of worshippers come to the Shwedagon pagoda to celebrate Thingyan, a New Years Water festival, April 17, 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar. Thingyan is similar to other new year festivities seen in Southeast Asian countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Songkran in Thailand. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From Syria to China and Myanmar to Japan, discover the stories and traditions of Asia through the documentary lens.

The State of Chinese Cinema Today

Lu Chuan, the director of City of Life and Death, will be honored at Asia Society's U.S.-China Film Summit on November 2, 2016. (Dennis Amith/Flickr)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Jonathan Landreth of ChinaFile and China Film Insider discusses the state of Chinese cinema today.