2013 LankaCorps Fellows

November 28, 2013 — The second class of LankaCorps Fellows and their July – December 2013 placements: Mr. Charles Aruliah, Regional Center for Strategic Studies Mr. Aruliah was primarily engaged with the RCSS’s South-East Asia Department. In this capacity...

Afghanistan: What Has Been Achieved?

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A forum presented by the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. Featuring: Mark Kryzer, Afghanistan Country Representative, The Asia Foundation Palwasha Kakar, Director of the...

The Yolanda Tragedy: 7 Lessons in Early Emergency Response

Last month, when the 7.2 earthquake struck the Philippine provinces of Cebu and Bohol, I was in the southern city of Zamboanga facilitating dialogues between Muslim and Christian leaders to alleviate possible religious tension following the September siege that displaced thousands and threatened the good relationship of the city’s two faith communities. It was the furthest thing from my mind that an even more devastating disaster would happen just a month later, right in Tacloban City, where I had left my wife and kids in safety (or so I thought) and in the province of Eastern Samar where I grew up playing in the gentle edges of the mighty Pacific Ocean.

Nepal Holds Elections: Now on to the Constitution

This week, Nepal once again showed the world that its people believe in a peaceful, democratic means to select those who govern them. On a cold election-day morning on November 19, an estimated 70 percent of Nepalis went to the polls – hundreds lined up well before stations had even opened…

In Pictures: Surveying Afghanistan

In July 2013, expert survey teams were deployed across all 34 provinces in Afghanistan to gather the opinions of more than 9,000 Afghans, face to face, regarding the most critical issues facing their country.

Afghan Survey Authors to Discuss Findings in D.C. on December 11

In Kabul on December 5, The Asia Foundation will release findings from its ninth Survey of the Afghan People, the broadest public opinion poll in Afghanistan. It reveals the opinions of more than 9,000 Afghans interviewed face to face across all 34 provinces on the...