INASIA
Weekly Insights and Analysis

Pompeo to ASEAN: The U.S. Is Committed

U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo came to the 52nd annual ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok with one message in mind: that America is committed to engagement with the region, and with Thailand, a treaty ally, in particular. Speaking to...

read more

Political Transition and Earthquake Recovery in Nepal

A couple of months ago, when a colleague asked a group of disaster-management experts what Nepal’s 2015 earthquake will be remembered for several years from now, one particular answer bubbled to the surface: The 2015 earthquake will be remembered...

read more

Opinion: Survey of the Afghan Returnees

At a June 23 press conference, the Afghan minister of refugees and repatriation announced that more than 3.2 million Afghans, most exiled by war and the quest for a better life, had returned to Afghanistan between 2012 and 2018. This number...

read more

Pride in Timor-Leste

This month, the usual crush of scooters and cars along the busy beachfront road in Dili give way to a crowd of more than 3,000 people singing in a sea of rainbow flags as they took part...

read more

Going Green: Urban Farming in Hanoi

In the past twenty years, Asian countries have experienced massive and unprecedented urban growth, and with it a host of new challenges, as swelling urban populations have increased pressure on resources such as land, food, and water. As in other major cities in Asia…

read more

Next-Gen Diplomats

Seasoned diplomats are more than the sum of their personal gifts. Effective diplomacy requires serious study, cultural immersion, and practiced collaboration. And so, a young diplomat named Bolor-Erdene Yura found herself in Washington, DC, this...

read more