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

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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.” 

How Tiananmen Sparked Desire For 'Spiritual Revolution' in China

Christian churchgoers attend a service in China. (Allen Li/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Ian Johnson and Ian Buruma discuss two pivotal events that caused many Chinese to look away from the state and toward religion.

Why Trump's Middle East Strategy Is Not a 'Radical Departure' From Obama's

An Iraqi man in Najaf displays his finger to the camera on January 30, 2005 in Najaf, Iraq. The purple dye indicates that he has just voted in Iraq's first elections. (Brent Stirton/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A conversation with Shadi Hamid on the president's Middle East policy, democracy vs. liberalism, and why impeachment talk makes him uncomfortable.

North Korea's 'Unquenchable' Thirst for Foreign Information

Commuters exit the Pyongyang metro on September 22, 2016. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

Hyeonseo Lee and Jieun Baek discuss how an information revolution unfolding in the Hermit Kingdom is shifting young mindsets.

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."