INASIA
Weekly Insights and Analysis

Afghanistan in 2019: Hoping for Peace

Afghanistan in 2019: Hoping for Peace

Eighteen years after international forces arrived in Afghanistan pursuing the architects of 9/11, The Asia Foundation’s latest poll of Afghan public opinion shows that U.S.-Taliban talks have awakened a new optimism that peace is finally possible.

read more
Lao Citizen Scientists Manage Wetlands Sustainably

Lao Citizen Scientists Manage Wetlands Sustainably

There were no fish in the Nong Tham Hee wetland in the 2017 dry season. There were none in the 2018 dry season. The people of Nyangkham village, who once fished here year around, saw only cracked, parched earth. Over the years, the water had slowly...

read more
Growing It Alone: Images of Rural Timor-Leste

Growing It Alone: Images of Rural Timor-Leste

Just a little over two months ago, Timor-Leste celebrated the 20th anniversary of the referendum that brought the country its independence. The Asia Foundation’s governance director, Nicola Nixon, sends these reflections from a visit to a project...

read more