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Who Is Rodrigo Duterte? Introducing The Philippines' Irreverent New President

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks during his first press conference since he claimed victory in the presidential election, at a restaurant in Davao City, on the southern island of Mindanao on May 15, 2016. (TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The 70-year-old former mayor of Davao City has raised eyebrows with his provocative remarks. But two experts at the U.S.-Philippines Society believe he's more pragmatic than he seems.

Aung San Suu Kyi's 'Powerful Position' After Myanmar's Elections

Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) hold a banner displaying the portraits of new Myanmar President Htin Kyaw (L) and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (R) in Yangon on April 10, 2016 ahead of the Thingyan new year festival. (ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to the Asia Society Policy Institute, discussed the Burmese icon's enhanced role in her country's new government during a recent AsiaConnect call.

George Soros: 'Eerie Resemblance' Between China Now and Pre-Financial Crisis U.S.

George Soros speaks at Asia Society in New York on April 20, 2016. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Financial Times journalists and the billionaire investor note warning signs of an impending Chinese hard landing. 

Podcast: Taiwan's New Direction

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (C) celebrates her victory in Taipei on January 16, 2016. (Philippe Lopez/Getty Images)
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In the fifth episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we look at the implications of a new government on the island that may be less friendly toward Beijing.

Senior Japanese Official: North Korea a 'Crying Baby'

Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama discussed East Asian security and economics in conversation with Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama, who appeared on Wednesday at Asia Society, also explained why China's economic slowdown is "not good for anybody."

Asia Society's Most Popular YouTube Videos in 2015

A look back at Asia Society's most popular videos in 2015 shows India dominating the viewership.
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One thing is clear from looking back at Asia Society's most popular 2015 videos: India clips won the year. What were your favorite videos?

Photos: Thailand's Beloved, Ailing King to Mark 88th Birthday

Thai dancers perform near the Grand Palace as the celebration for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 88th birthday begins on December 4, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest serving monarch, is widely revered is his country. As the nation celebrates his birthday, his ailing health is causing great anxiety.

Manny Pacquiao on His Fight for the People: 'In the Philippines, Politics Is Like Boxing'

Manny Pacquiao talks to the press at Asia Society in New York on the eve of accepting Asia Society's Asia Game Changer of the Year award on Monday, October 12, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

On the eve of his award for Asia Game Changer of the Year, the Philippine champion boxer and politician stopped by Asia Society to talk philanthropy and his prospects in the ring and in politics.

2014: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based jazz trumpeter and composer Takuya Kuroda brought his ensemble to Asia Society New York on March 8, 2014. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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Please join us for a look back at 2014 with this photo gallery, capturing the range of beauty and connection that happens every day at Asia Society across the globe.

We appreciate your support — here’s to another year of inspiring moments at Asia Society!

Listen: Dali Yang Explains Why 'China Has No Hope' Without Stronger Rule of Law

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) delivers his speech for the National Day reception marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at The Great Hall Of The People on September 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Dali Yang of the University of Chicago assesses China’s prospects for political reform under Xi Jinping, for the latest edition of ASPI’s AsiaConnect briefing series.