Archive for October, 2013

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Afghanistan Reimagines its Regional Role

October 16, 2013

In the beautifully restored third century B.C. citadel of the ancient western Afghan city of Herat, scholars and diplomats from Afghanistan’s neighbors and international partners spent the first weekend in October at a security conference exploring prospects for the country to emerge…

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Notes from the Field

Photo Blog: Zamboanga City Begins Recovery Through Inter-Faith Efforts

October 16, 2013

October 15 was a national holiday in the Philippines to celebrate Eid’l Adha, the Muslim festival of the sacrifice. The day was also tragically marked by an earthquake in central Philippines, one consequence of which was considerable damage to historic churches…

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Myanmar Report Authors to Present Findings at D.C. Event

October 16, 2013

On Oct. 23, authors of The Asia Foundation’s major new study “State and Region Governments in Myanmar,” will present critical findings on the state of subnational governance in the country. The study explores recent reforms at the state and regional level, and the challenges and opportunities to improve subnational statebuilding, service delivery, and conflict management […]

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Beleaguered by Graft, Indonesians Shocked by High Court Corruption

October 9, 2013

Indonesia finds itself in a crisis of confidence this week after its Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested the chief justice of the Constitutional Court for allegedly accepting a bribe to fix the verdict of a local election dispute.

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Zamboanga Tragedy: A Pivot Point in the Mindanao Peace Process

October 9, 2013

Zamboanga City’s hard road to recovery from weeks of urban fighting between Muslim rebels and government troops has been delayed by heavy rains that shut down the city yesterday, cancelling flights and closing schools. However long the recovery takes, and whatever shape it assumes…

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Obama’s Asia Pivot on Shaky Ground

October 9, 2013

Asia-Pacific leaders gather in Brunei this week for the 8th East Asia Summit (EAS) and the 23rd ASEAN Summit, on the heels of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bali on Monday. While a number of critical issues were set to be discussed, President Obama’s last minute cancellation…

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Notes from the Field

Marking 20 Years in Mongolia

October 9, 2013

This week in Ulaanbaatar, celebrations are in full swing to mark The Asia Foundation’s 20th anniversary in Mongolia. In 1993, we opened our resident office in the building that is fondly remembered as the “Log Cabin,” becoming one of the first international nongovernmental organizations…

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Asia Foundation President David Arnold at APEC CEO Summit

October 9, 2013

This week, Asia Foundation President David Arnold joined over 1,200 CEOs and 10 heads of member economies in Bali at the APEC CEO Summit, which focused on inclusive and sustainable development and women as powerful change agents in Asia’s growth trajectory. Mr. Arnold presented the Foundation’s research on women’s entrepreneurship in four APEC economies at […]

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Asia Foundation Presents: The Asian Century? America and Asia’s Rise

October 2, 2013

On October 3, The Asia Foundation, in partnership with Asia Society and the BBC presented “The Asian Century? America and Asia’s Rise” at the Bechtel Conference Room in San Francisco. Speakers included Stanford’s Bruce Cain, Asia Society’s Orville Schell, Bay Area Council’s Jim Wunderman, chair of the Committee of 100 Dominic Ng, and moderated by […]

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Avoiding the ‘Legitimacy’ Cliff in Post-Election Cambodia

October 2, 2013

Cambodia is at a historical impasse. The July National Assembly elections resulted in a surprisingly strong showing from Cambodia’s emergent second political party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).

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