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.