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L to R: Ian Bremmer, Josette Sheeran, Ruchir Sharma, and Tom Nagorski at Asia Society New York on December 17, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
In a freewheeling discussion, four informed figures offered thoughts on Modi's India, Xi Jinping's China, Kim Jong Un's North Korea, and much more.
"Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific" by Robert D. Kaplan (Random House, 2014). (Author photo: Maryna Marston)
In Beijing, U.S. foreign policy expert Robert D. Kaplan finds himself repeatedly returning to the idea of containment, "the wrong word that unfortunately harbors a great truth."
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman is surrounded by members of the media as he makes his way through Beijing's international airport on September 3, 2013. Rodman said he was heading back to Pyongyang to see his "friend," North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but refused to say if he would come back with an imprisoned US citizen. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)
At an Asia Society event in July, the former New Mexico governor said Rodman was "the only person" who could get Bae released from North Korean prison.
L to R: Bill Richardson, Donald Gregg, and Jon Williams at Asia Society New York on July 11, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson says only one man can do it — Dennis Rodman.
From left: Gov. Bill Richardson and Ambassador Donald P. Gregg lead the discussion, with Jon Williams moderating, on July 11, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Asia Society hosts a talk about the North Korea threat and how it might be resolved
Foreign policy analyst Vali Nasr speaking at Asia Society New York on June 17, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy expert links Obama's Middle Eastern, Asian foreign policy.
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and then-Chinese-Vice-President Xi Jinping pose for photographs before meeting in the Oval Office at the White House February 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
James B. Steinberg and Susan Shirk on the upcoming Obama-Xi meeting.
Mike Kulma, Executive Director for Global Leadership Initiatives at Asia Society.
Mike Kulma on an American citizen's 15-year sentence for "committing hostile acts."
Asia Society's three-day conference on the South China Sea met in New York City from March 13 through 15, 2013. Above, background information distributed at the conference's opening reception. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
At a three-day conference on Asia's most pressing territorial dispute, participants emphasize the importance of moving forward in a peaceful manner.
Thomas Donilon, National Security Advisor to President Obama, speaks at Asia Society in New York on March 11, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Ideas on how to craft a positive vision for U.S. relations in the region.
United States National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon at Asia Society New York on March 11, 2013. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Highlights from National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon's appearance at Asia Society in New York on Monday, March 11, 2013.
On Monday, March 11, at Asia Society in New York, President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon will offer the Obama administration’s views on the path ahead for the United States in Asia. He'll also take your questions.
L to R: Jayant Sinha, Dr.Rajiv Shah and Uday Shankar in Mumbai on March 5, 2013. (Asia Society India Centre)
Dr. Rajiv Shah, Uday Shankar and Jayant Sinha discuss development in South Asia.
L to R: David Ignatius, Amb. Mohammad Khazaee, and Amb. Thomas Pickering at Asia Society New York on Feb. 20, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Mohammad Khazaee and Thomas Pickering discuss U.S.-Iran relations.
Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee (L) and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering at Asia Society in New York on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Discussion on Iran’s nuclear program, Syria, Afghanistan, and U.S.-Iran relations.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar addresses Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Faiysal Alikhan says "it seems unlikely" that Pakistan's historic elections will be held as scheduled.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar addresses Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
Watch FM Hina Rabbani Khar join TIME's Joe Klein in a lively talk in New York.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar at Asia Society New York on January 15, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz)
In photos: Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar visits Asia Society New York to discuss upcoming elections, relations with India and U.S. regional policy.

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