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Croatian Defense Council Army tanks pull into firing position. (Kim Price/Wikimedia Commons)

How Will Trump and Duterte Change the U.S.-Philippines Relationship?

Filipino students burn an mock US flag and photo of US President-elect Donald Trump during a rally in front of the US embassy in Manila on November 10, 2016. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The two men share an affinity toward one another — but may find themselves at odds over a number of issues.

17 Stunning Photos of Indonesia's Performing Masked Monkeys

A performing monkey in Jakarta. (Ed Wray)
Arts

The Jakarta-based photographer Ed Wray profiles a cruel practice that has since been banned by the Indonesian government.

U.S. Secretary of State Nominee Praises China for 'Curtailing Elements of Radical Islam'

Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, testifies during his confirmation hearing before Senate Foreign Relations Committee January 11, 2017. (Alex Wong/Getty)
Current Affairs

Rex Tillerson's remarks at his Senate confirmation hearing are likely to rile Muslim Uighur advocates.

How Mixed Chinese-Western Couples Were Treated A Century Ago

The Bund of Shanghai, China in 1907. (Kanamaru/New York Public Library Digital Collections)
Current Affairs

Emma J. Teng describes the social and legal dynamics for mixed Chinese and American couples in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Podcast: Donald Trump and Asia

As Donald Trump prepares to take power, he has some leaders in the Asia Pacific on edge. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

The new American president ran a campaign that promised to dramatically shake up the U.S. role in the world. The Asia Society Podcast explores what this might mean for Asia.

Trump's Rumored India Ambassador Says Globalization Advances U.S. Interests

Ashley Tellis, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discussed President-elect Trump's Asia policy at Asia Society on November 10, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Appearing at Asia Society two days after Donald Trump's victory, Ashley Tellis also argued for protecting America's international order.

Our Picks From Around Asia: Duterte's Online Army, The Passing of a Bollywood Great, and U.S.-China History

The Indian actor Om Puri died in Mumbai of a heart attack at age 66. (Wikimedia Commons)
Current Affairs

This week's best content from Asia, courtesy of the Asia Society family.

How Exposure to Foreign Media May Strengthen Chinese Support For Their Government

Two Chinese protesters wear anti-CNN t-shirts on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on August 8, 2008. (Robert Saiget/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Chinese authorities have been increasingly censoring foreign media, but studies suggest they may be better off letting it in.

Four Elections To Watch in Asia in 2017

 President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 22, 2016 in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Looking ahead at key political events in Iran, South Korea, China, and Hong Kong.

2016: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

Dancers perform during the regional premier of H.T. Chen & Dancer’s ‘South of Gold Mountain,’ at Asia Society Texas on May 31, 2016. The piece that pays tribute to Chinese immigrants who settled in the deep south. (Asia Society/Lynn Lane Photography)
Current Affairs

Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year.