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The Asia Society Experts Forecast: What to Expect in 2017

Evan Medeiros, Josette Sheeran, Ruchir Sharma, and Tom Nagorski predict what will happen in Asia in 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Political and economic intrigue in China, instability in South Korea, and a retreat from globalization are among the predictions.

Ambassadors From Asia Plea for Continuity Under Trump Administration

(L to R) Joe Hockey, Ahn Ho-young, Kevin Rudd, and Ashok Mirpuri at Asia Society in Washington, D.C. on December 13, 2016. (Nick Khazal/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

At the launch of a new report giving advice for Donald Trump from Asian leaders, regional ambassadors air their concerns about a possible American retrenchment from Asia.

PISA Results Show Need to Address Inequity in Education

Andreas Schleicher speaks at Asia Society in New York on December 8, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Education

“The good news is inequality is diminishing. ... The bad news is the remaining inequality makes much more of a difference for people.”

Advice for President-Elect Trump From Around Asia

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a stop in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 1, 2016. (Ty Wright/Getty)
Current AffairsPolicy

A new Asia Society briefing book offers perspectives for the incoming president from regional leaders across Asia who have experienced first-hand the challenges of managing the region's complex relationships.

How Singapore Readies its Students for a Globalized World

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (R) and school children look at digital interactive media during the opening of the newly restored National Gallery in Singapore on November 23, 2015. (Mohd Fyrol/AFP/Getty)
Education

Professor Lee Sing Kong discusses what his country is doing to develop "globally competent" students, and why a tide of nationalism cannot win.

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.

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.

Roundup: Asians at the Olympics, Beyond the Games

Chinese diver Qin Kai proposes to silver medalist He Zi of China on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Diving 3m Springboard Final. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A proposal, a shattered taboo, a PR fail, and when just showing up is what counts.

Asian Athletes Are Turning In Historical Performances at the Olympics

Tingmao Shi (R) and Minxia Wu (L) of China compete in the Women's Diving Synchronised 3m Springboard Final on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Vietnam's first ever gold medalist, Uzbekistan's seven-time Olympian gymnast, and many others are making history in Rio de Janeiro.