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South Asia's Water Crisis: A Problem of Scarcity Amid Abundance

March 25, 2015

A polluted river in Nepal.

The latest United Nations World Water Development Report, released just ahead of World Water Day on March 22, warns that, by 2030, only 60 percent of the world's demand for water will be met by existing resources at the current rate of use. That will leave 40 percent of the population without access to the water it needs. Signs of this impending crisis are already there for all of us to see.

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Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: A Passing of an Era for Singapore

March 25, 2015

Lee Kuan Yew with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Photo/Flickr user Downing Street http://bit.ly/1GnGkvD

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Lee Kuan Yew's Role in Singapore-U.S. Relations

March 25, 2015

Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, who died on March 23, 2015, aged 91, has been the most instrumental factor in the development of Singapore's relations with the United States. In fact, bilateral ties were initially very much centered on the friendship between Mr. Lee and successive American leaders who deeply respected his strong conviction...

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World Leaders Issue Political Declaration on Gender Equality by 2030: Asia Foundation Experts Weigh In

March 25, 2015

At the opening of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women at UN Headquarters on March 9, world leaders issued a political declaration calling for gender equality by 2030. In Asia editor Alma Freeman spoke with Barbara Rodriguez, The Asia Foundation's assistant director for women's empowerment programs, and Kate Bollinger...

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Notes from the Field

Asia's Maturing Democracies Wrestle with Election Realities

March 25, 2015

Photo/Conor Ashleigh

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Energy Crisis in the Philippines: An Electricity or Presidential Power Shortage?

March 18, 2015

Philippines Energy crisis

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A Conversation with Korea Journalist and Nieman Fellow Seung Ryun Kim

March 18, 2015

Veteran Korean journalist Seung Ryun Kim, assistant editor at Channel A's political desk, prime-time host, and 2014-15 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, recently visited Asia Foundation headquarters in San Francisco. Kim is the 27th Asian journalist sponsored by The Asia Foundation for this fellowship program since 1956.

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