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Remembering King Bhumibol, Thailand's 'Unifying Force'

People react after learning of the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 13, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Borja Sanchez Trillo/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski considers the legacy of the country's iconic monarch.

Book Excerpt: 'The Boat Rocker' by Ha Jin

Ha Jin (Jerry Bauer)
Arts

Read an excerpt from the latest work published by the venerated Chinese-American novelist.

Four Southeast Asian Writers Talk Language, Identity, and Culture

Gina Apostol, Jessica Hagedon, Alfin Sa'at, Jeremy Tiang, and Harold Augenbraum participate in a discussion following a reading. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Arts

As part of the Singaporean Literary Festival in New York, Asia Society hosted two Singaporean and two Filipina-born writers for a reading and discussion.

Wynton Marsalis: Piano Prodigy Joey Alexander Is 'Not Something You Can Even Explain'

The Indonesian piano prodigy Joey Alexander (Carol Friedman)
Arts

The legendary trumpeter told the San Diego Union-Tribute that he "wasn't anywhere near Joey's sophistication at his age."

Arianna Huffington and Zhang Xin: Women Have a 'Tremendous Capacity' for Leadership

Arianna Huffington, Zhang Xin, and Josette Sheeran enjoy a light moment during a conversation about women in leadership at Asia Society in New York on September 29, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The Greek-American media entrepreneur and Chinese real-estate developer reflected on the lessons of their lives and careers at Asia Society in New York.

U.N. Inaction in Syria Is 'The Single Greatest Diplomatic Failure of our Times'

Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images
Current Affairs

Analysts say the United Nations Security Council is failing to prevent mass atrocities and is in desperate need of reform.

U.S. May Adopt More Cooperative Posture With Beijing on South China Sea, Analyst Says

Activists wearing monkey masks display placards during a rally against Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea, ahead of the year of the monkey at the Chinese consulate in Manila on February 5, 2016. (Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Yann-huei Song describes new developments in the South China Sea after an international tribunal rebuked Beijing's territorial claims.

New ASPI Report: Why a Northeast Asian Carbon Market Is Needed Today

Smoke billows from chimneys of the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Power Generator Company coal power plant in Shanghai on March 22, 2016. (Johannes Eisele/Getty Images)
Policy

Jackson Ewing, director of sustainability at the Asia Society Policy Institute, explains how such a pact would reduce emissions in the region.

Why ASEAN Continues To 'Make Haste Slowly'

(L to R) Daniel Russel, Rui Maria de Arujo, Kevin Rudd, and Albert Chua discuss ASEAN at Asia Society in New York on September 23, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Officials from the United States and ASEAN defend the Southeast Asian organization's "frustrating" consensus model.

How an Outbreak in Asia 'Changes the Conversation' About the Zika Virus

A city worker sprays chemicals with a fumigator to kill mosquitoes in an effort to control the spread of the Zika virus at a school in Bangkok on September 14, 2016. (Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A conversation with Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Medical Group about how Southeast Asia is increasingly susceptible to the deadly ailment.