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Why Trump's Iran Posture May Be 'More Carrot Than Stick' to the Country's Hardliners

A pro-government demonstrator holds aloft a picture of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at Tehran University. (Getty)
Current Affairs

At the UN, President Trump again flirted with jettisoning the Iran nuclear deal, which may hinder reforms in the country that he wants to see.

Why Humanity Can't Move Past War

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

Bioethicist Jonathan Glover describes the "traps" that humans fall into that unnecessarily lead to conflict.

17 Predictions for Asia in 2017

The relationship between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will be one to watch in 2017. (Thomas Peter/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski gazes into his crystal ball.

Asia Society Honors I.M. Pei, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations

I.M. Pei celebrates his Asia Game Changer lifetime achievement award with his children and grandchildren. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The legendary architect, film director Zhang Yimou, and eight others were recognized for their achievements.

U.N. Inaction in Syria Is 'The Single Greatest Diplomatic Failure of our Times'

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Current Affairs

Analysts say the United Nations Security Council is failing to prevent mass atrocities and is in desperate need of reform.

Surveys Found Majority of Chinese Actually Supported South China Sea Arbitration

U.S. Marines amphibious assault vehicles speed past a landing ship during an amphibious landing exercise on April 21, 2015 as part of annual Philippine-U.S. joint maneuvers some 137 miles east of the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea — an area contested by China and the Philippines. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

China's government has rejected and condemned international arbitration of its maritime disputes — so why do polls suggest that the Chinese population recently felt differently?

After the Ruling — What's Next in the South China Sea?

Vietnamese nationals mount a protest rally against China's territorial claims in the Spratlys group of islands in the South China Sea on July 12, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society experts discuss what will follow the international tribunal's rebuke of China's maritime claims.

How 'Global Citizenship' Education Can Fill the Skilled Workers Gap

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Education

"Non-cognitive" skills such as critical thinking and creativity are just as vital as traditional skills in helping 21st century students.

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 Honors Manny Pacquiao, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations

The 2015 Asia Society Asia Game Changers: (L to R): Shuji Nakamura, Aasif Mandvi, Mariam al-Mansouri, Kiran Bir Sethi, Li Cunxin, Manny Pacquiao, Chanda Kochhar, and Lei Jun. Photographed on October 13, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The Philippine boxer and actor Aasif Mandvi were among nine remarkable Asians recognized at a gala event in New York City.