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How China's Past Informs its Push for Power

The South China Sea (C) is seen on a globe for sale at a bookstore in Beijing on June 15, 2016. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Author Howard French explains why Beijing's behavior in the South China Sea is consistent with how the country has always viewed itself.

5 Questions About Iran's Upcoming Elections

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, seen here during an appearance at Asia Society in 2013, faces voters on May 19. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Voters in the Islamic Republic go to the polls on May 19. Here's a glimpse at the key issues.

David Petraeus: Trump's Syria Strike 'Right Action To Take'

Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran shares a laugh with General (Ret.) David Petraeus at Asia Society in New York on April 11, 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

But the retired general reminded an Asia Society audience that "one strike does not a strategy make."

Four Questions for This Week's Trump-Xi Summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet American President Donald Trump in Florida on Thursday for a two-day summit. (Fabrice Coffini/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

What to look for as the Chinese and American presidents gather for an informal meeting in Florida.

The Removal of South Korea's President

 South Korean man reads extra edition newspaper reporting impeached President Park Geun-hye on March 10, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A Seoul court has upheld the conviction of Park Geun-hye, auguring changes for the country — and the region.

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

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

What Should the Trump Administration Do in Asia? 11 Experts Weigh In

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) signs two executive orders during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security with Vice President Mike Pence, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and other officials January 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Distinguished individuals from academia, the media, the military, the government, and the private sector provide advice for the 45th president. 

How 'Modern Sexism' Influences American Politics

Republican nominee Donald Trump (R) watches Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate on October 9, 2016.(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)
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Political scientist Elizabeth Simas describes how gender issues in recent presidential elections have led to historic gaps in voter behavior.

Could China's System Replace Democracy?

A local resident votes during elections in the village of Wukan on March 31, 2014. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The world may be turning from democracy — but the alternatives possess serious flaws.