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Korean People's Army (KPA) tanks are displayed on Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

State Bank of India Chief Recounts Being 'Pushed Off the Deep End' by Demonetization

Arundhati Bhattacharya speaks at Asia Society in Hong Kong. (Asia Society)
BusinessCurrent AffairsPolicy

Arundhati Bhattacharya discusses India's economic direction in 2017 and the implications of demonetization. 

Everything You Need To Know About the Xi-Trump Summit — From the Asia Society Family

U.S. President Donald Trump departs for his two-day summit meeting with Xi Jinping on Air Force One. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Read up on the key issues informing this week's gathering of the American and Chinese presidents.

The Big TPP Meeting in Chile, Explained

U.S. President Donald Trump shows the Executive Order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on Monday, January 23, 2017. (Ron Sachs/Pool-Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler tells us what to look for at the first big Asia-Pacific trade summit following the U.S. withdrawal from TPP.

Singapore's Groundbreaking Carbon Pricing Scheme

Singapore Skyline (Wikimedia Commons)
Policy

The city-state's decision to tax greenhouse gases could serve as a template for the rest of Asia — and beyond.

Former Taiwan President: Student Exchanges Could Be Key to Peace With China

Ma Ying-jeou (L) speaks with Jerome Cohen at Asia Society in New York on March 1, 2017. (Sasha Schell)
Current AffairsPolicy

Ma Ying-jeou says young people from mainland China and Taiwan should "get to know each other."

Explainer: What's Happening to Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

Rohingya refugees run to the crew of the Nautical Aliya as they provide relief supplies at the Balu Khali Rohingya refugee camp on February 15, 2017 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society Policy Institute Executive Director Debra Eisenman describes the events that led to unprecedented violence toward Myanmar's "stateless" Muslim minority.

Video: The 'Trilemma' of Shifting Taiwanese Identity

Taiwanese people wave the national flag during a gathering on the square by the Presidential Office in Taipei to celebrate the island's National Day in 2005. (Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty)
Current AffairsPolicy

Author Syaru Shirley Lin discusses the consolidation of Taiwanese identity and its implications for relations between Taiwan, China, and the United States.

Video: Orville Schell on Six 'Crisis Issues' Defining U.S.-China Relations

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Current AffairsPolicy

The six most urgent recommendations a high-level task force has given to the Trump administration for working with China.

Task Force Gives Recommendations for a U.S.-China Relationship at 'a Crossroads'

Orville Schell (L) and Susan Shirk speak at the launch of the new report
Current AffairsPolicy

Prominent China specialists lay out the challenge the U.S. faces in its relationship with China, and how to address them.

Kevin Rudd: Globalization and Automation Require a 'New Social Contract'

Robotic arms work on the body shells of cars on an automated production line at the BMW Mini car production plant in Oxford, England. (Goeff Caddick/AFP/Getty)
Current AffairsPolicy

"Until we bring a new social contract, the forces of polarization to the far left and far right are likely to continue.”