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Learning Languages Is More Than Just About Communication

(Jennifer Hakes/Yinghua Academy)
Education

An interview with Chris Livaccari, whose new book touts the many virtues of multilingualism

Falsely Accused: Chinese-American Physicist Recounts Being Branded A Spy

Xiaoxing Xi stands in his lab. (Xiaoxing Xi)
Current Affairs

Xiaoxing Xi was wrongly ensnared in an espionage crackdown. He describes what can be done to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Trump at 100 Days — The More Things Change ...

US President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) walk together at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, April 7, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The 45th president campaigned on his opposition to President Obama's Asia policies. But his first three months have largely continued them.

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.

Documentary Depicts 'Cultural Assimilation' of Tibetan Students in Coastal China

A scene from
Current AffairsEducation

For three decades, the Chinese government has been sponsoring education for elite Tibetan middle-schoolers, but at a cost to their culture.

I.M. Pei at 100 — Celebrating the Renowned Architect

I.M. Pei smiles for the camera at the Asia Society Asia Game Changers Awards at the United Nations on October 27, 2016. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The Pritzker Prize-winning centenarian has left an indelible mark on cities across the world.

Addressing Vietnam's Struggle With Youth Unemployment

Students of REACH in Vietnam. (Pham Thi Thanh Tam)
Current Affairs

Pham Thi Thanh Tam describes why the proportion of unemployed Vietnamese youth dwarfs that of their elders — and what can be done about it.

Debating the Roots and Consequences of Islamic Terror

Dr. Dalia Fahmy (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Dalia Fahmy and Shadi Hamid discuss the causes of Islamic terror — and what can be done about it.

The Risks and Rewards of President Trump's North Korea Strategy

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)
Policy

A conversation with ASPI's Lindsey Ford about how the U.S. and China might resolve the current crisis in the Hermit Kingdom.

How California and China Can Fight Climate Change as Washington 'Falls Apart'

Smog envelops Beijing on October 13, 2012. (Fl85/Flickr)
Current Affairs

“There may be some question as to where the U.S. federal government is going on [climate change], but we're not going to wait for them.”