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In Burma, Signs of Confrontation to Come

Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (C) walks through a crowd of supporters and reporters as she arrives for celebrations of her 66th birthday at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on June 19, 2011. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

As Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to tour her country despite warnings from the hard-line government, a new confrontation may be brewing, says Asia Society Consultant Priscilla Clapp.

U.S. Lacking Policy Leadership on Clean Energy

India Bundled Wind: A laborer is seen working at a deisel powered crusher infont of a wind turbine. (Land Rover Our Planet/Flickr)
Sustainability

Peter Timmer asks whether Asian countries can provide regional leadership on clean energy and global warming mitigation.

On Climate Change, U.S. Must Set Example for the World

Mekong Delta, Vietnam. (David Conger, Flickr)
Sustainability

Shen Yamei, assistant research fellow at the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) says that the Obama administration must increase public awareness of the dangers facing the environment.

Understanding the Asian Position on Climate Change

(lewishamdreamer/Flickr)
Sustainability

Ravi Narayanan, Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific Water Forum, discusses the role of the United States in influencing Asia's approach to climate change.

Rethinking Food Trade Amid Extreme Weather

Farmers plant rice in Thailand. (♥siebe ©/Flickr)
Sustainability

Peter Timmer speculates on what the increase in "extreme weather" means for the global food trade.

Video: Latest Khmer Rouge Trial Underway in Cambodia, But Will There be More?

Policy

Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Associate Fellow John Ciorciari on why Case 002 in the Khmer Rouge tribunals could be the last.

Asian Countries Must 'Act Decisively' Before Climate-Related Disasters

Ningxia Yinyi wind farm. Ningxia Province, China. (Land Rover Our Planet/Flickr)
Sustainability

Ravi Narayanan of the Asia Pacific Water Forum discusses the need for disaster preparedness among both developing and developed Asian countries.

Hassina Sherjan: U.S. Needs to Stay in Afghanistan Another '15, 20 Years'

Hassina Sherjan in New York on June 23, 2011.
Policy

Following Obama's troop drawdown timetable, Hassina Sherjan discusses what the U.S. must do before leaving Afghanistan.

Experts: Afghan 'Arab Spring' Would Lead to 'Anarchy and Chaos'

Panelists speaking at Asia Society Southern California's discussion on Afghanistan in Los Angeles on June 21, 2011.
Policy

Asia Society Southern California held a panel discussion Tuesday to discuss the proposed troop drawdown.

John Ciorciari: 'Non-negligible Risk of War' in South China Sea

John D. Ciorciari speaks on the conflict between China and its neighbors with Asia Society.
Policy

John D. Ciorciari has written a CNN opinion piece on China's conflict with Southeast Asian countries over the South China Sea.