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Leading Mindfully? Make It Practical. Feel It to Believe It.

Logistical confusion and last minute overflow seating only heightened excitement among the 500+ attendees at the inaugural Mindful Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. Leadership service and an "inside out" approach fueled three days of keynote and breakout sessions on the neuroscience, practice, and workplace application of mindfulness. Show More Summary

USMNT Year in Review: The Yanks' Highs and Lows of 2014

In 2014 the United States men’s national team scaled a few steps toward the rarefied summit of international soccer. But have they hit a plateau along the way? The national team continued its ascent under Jurgen Klinsmann at the World Cup in Brazil. Show More Summary

Aung San Suu Kyi's aura is fading

The East Asia and ASEAN Summit meetings in Naypyidaw last week drew attention to a wide range of issues concerning the Asia Pacific. They also prompted journalists and commentators around the world to take a closer look at Burma (Myanmar) itself. There were three kinds of articles about Burma published in the news media earlier this month. Show More Summary

Southeast Asia links: Jokowi's first month, ASEAN Summit, Chinese cash and more

It was a big week of summitry, and a full round-up of all the week's happenings will follow shortly. Thein Sein's opening address to ASEAN emphasised the importance of taking strong steps toward the ASEAN Community. Senior minister Soe...Show More Summary

Xi Jinping's message to Australia: China matters

What do we know now about President Xi Jinping and his views of China's relationship with Australia that we didn't know before he came to the G20 Summit and stayed for a bilateral visit, part of which was speaking to the members of the Australian parliament today? The first thing to take away is something that was already appreciated. Show More Summary

Brisbane G20 summit a success, despite Australia's climate misstep

I give the Brisbane G20 Summit a tick of approval. It produced outcomes broadly in line with what I suggested in advance would be necessary for Brisbane to be called a success. The Brisbane Action Plan, which outlines the reforms countries...Show More Summary

Weekend catch-up: A G20 special

With the Brisbane G20 Summit on this weekend, The Interpreter's usual weekend catch-up makes way for a 'best of' our G20 material from the past year. The Lowy Institute's G20 Studies Centre has been publishing on all aspects of the Summit,...Show More Summary

Experts discuss extreme weather and climate change reporting at the Media Summit

Climate change is a critical discussion in this day and age, and communicating its intricacies can be a challenge. At the Mashable Media Summit we've added a session on telling the stories of climate change in the digital age. The session,...Show More Summary

Pacific Island links: Xi and Modi visit Fiji, Solomons elections, PNG corruption and more

Chinese President Xi Jinping is traveling to Fiji following the G20 summit to meet with Pacific Island leaders. Philippa Brant was interviewed on Pacific Beat about what this might mean for Chinese aid to the region. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be visiting Fiji to meet with regional leaders. Show More Summary

Indo-Pacific security links: J-31, Silk roads, US rebalance, South China Sea and more

Ahead of the G20 Summit in Brisbane this weekend, Russia is reminding us that it is an Indo-Pacific power by steaming several warships through international waters north of Australia. James Brown and The Interpreter were three days ahead...Show More Summary

Myanmar's big week: A backgrounder

With the ninth East Asia Summit and the the 25th ASEAN Summit being held back-to-back in Myanmar's capital, Naypyidaw, this week has been widely seen as a 'coming out' for a country that has been slowly reforming, economically and politically,...Show More Summary

Summit Europe: Chip Implants Easy as Piercings

“I am bleeding just a little bit,” said Raymond McCauley. “Might I ask for a little assistance?” McCauley, chair of Singularity University’s biotechnology and bioinformatics track and a biohacker, had... read more

Australia's G20 moment has arrived

By Michael Fullilove, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, and Tristram Sainsbury, Research Fellow in the Lowy Institute's G20 Studies Centre. The Brisbane G20 Summit this weekend will see two dozen world leaders gather in Australia...Show More Summary

South Asia: On the Cusp of Regional Connectivity

As South Asian leaders gather in Kathmandu this week for the 18th Summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), there is growing expectation for the discussions to result in stronger economic and energy connectivity in the region and opportunity for enhanced regional collaboration on a host of other areas. Show More Summary

Southeast Asia links: ASEAN leaks, Russia's Asia pivot, Modi in Myanmar, allure of ISIS and more

A pre-drafted and rather optimistic ASEAN statement was leaked to the press ahead of the ASEAN Summit meeting. It was revealing in both character and context. An excellent briefing by the CSIS team on Obama's Asia trip to APEC, G20 and...Show More Summary

What to expect from the ASEAN and East Asia summits

This is a big week for political manoeuvring in the Asia Pacific. China is hosting APEC (Beijing spent $1 billion preparing for the event), to be followed by the ASEAN and East Asia Summits in Myanmar this week and next weekend's G20...Show More Summary

How the East Asia Summit can achieve its potential

Asia's summit season kicks off this week with the 20th APEC 'economic leaders' meeting in Beijing. The region's political jamborees have become very cluttered of late and leaders from all of Asia's key powers may become a little tired with one another's company. Show More Summary

SoCal ski resorts: Moutain High opens today, Snow Summit up next

Mountain High ski resort opens Tuesday for Southern California skiers and snowboarders who want to get a jump on Thanksgiving.

F2P Summit returns to GDC with dev-focused talks from experts

The field of free-to-play game design is here to stay, and GDC officials will once again host a series of frank talks on the topic from leading experts as part of the F2P Summit at GDC 2015....

Modi gives Buddha a miss as South Asian leaders flock to Nepal

7 hours agoReligion : FaithWorld

Visiting Nepal for a South Asia summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dropped plans to hold rallies at the birthplaces of the Buddha and a Hindu goddess, after controversy over whether he was gaining too much prominence inside Nepal.

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