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Editor’s Picks: 2012 Must-Reads

December 26, 2012

Season’s Greetings! On behalf of In Asia’s editorial board and bloggers, we thank you for your engagement and continued readership throughout the year. We’ll be taking a short break, but will return on January 9 for a special “Forecast: Asia in 2013” edition.  In the meantime, catch up on a few must-read pieces and highlights on the most pressing events and issues in Asia throughout 2012.


Alma Freeman

Editor, In Asia

  • Tim Mann blogs on Jakarta’s lively online gubernatorial election; Sandra Hamid says it was “arguably Indonesia’s single most important ballot before the 2014 presidential polls.”
  • Foundation experts in Kabul examine latest Survey of the Afghan People findings:

Data Reliability in Challenging Landscapes,” by Sunil Pillai

Insecurity, Unemployment, and Corruption Drive Perceptions of Afghan People,” by Mark Kryzer

While Impressive, Gains for Afghan Women Must Increase,” by Palwasha Kakar


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