Economic Growth in ASEAN Drives Demand for Low-Cost Air Carriers

In mid-February, Singapore hosted Asia’s largest aerospace exhibition. Organizers of the week-long Singapore Air Show were hoping that $25 billion in deals would be signed, but by week’s end, expenditures had already surpassed that, reaching $32 billion in deals inked to help meet the demand for inexpensive, short-range travel. In 2010, sales amounted to what now seems a paltry $10 billion.

Real-World Problems of South Asian Integration

Regional integration in South Asia has remained weak on all fronts. Even in the face of pressing needs, regional cooperation on water and energy, for instance, barely gets the kind of attention that it deserves. On trade, the story is even worse. Intra-regional trade in Asia (as a geographic block) constitutes around 56 percent of the total trade…

Asia Foundation Releases New Public Opinion Poll in Timor-Leste

On February 20, The Asia Foundation released findings from its second Public Opinion Poll in Timor-Leste, which reveal people’s perceptions toward the government, economy, access to services, infrastructure, decentralization, and more. The Foundation intends to...

The Asia Foundation Launches 2nd Public Perception Poll Results

Dili, February 24, 2014 — On February 20 in Timor-Leste, The Asia Foundation launched the results of its second Public Opinion Poll. The nationwide poll was conducted in September-October 2013 in partnership with NGO Belun, interviewing 831 adults across all 13...