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Editor’s Picks: 2011 Must-Reads

December 21, 2011

...examines the  economic impacts across Asia, and Allen Choate looks at how Japan’s citizens and government pulled from past lessons in the face of disaster. Results from The Asia Foundation’s 2011 Survey of the Afghan People reveal growing levels of fear among citizens, writes V. Bruce J. Tolentino. Survey authors Fazel Rabi Haqbeen and Mohammad Osman Tariq examine...

 

2011 Survey of the Afghan People: Growing Fear in Afghanistan

November 16, 2011

...the population’s continuing support for the government’s approach toward negotiation and reintegration of armed opposition groups. There is not much choice. V. Bruce J. Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s country representative in Afghanistan. He can be reached at btolentino@asiafound.org. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the individual author and not those of The Asia Foundation....

 

Asia Foundation to Release Latest Survey of the Afghan People on November 15

November 9, 2011

 

An Afghan Wedding: Tradition Melds with Bling

July 27, 2011

...of mutton, eggplant, beef, yoghurt, three varieties of rice, bread, apples, and melon. The guests bent over the tables to the ever-pulsing, ever-louder music, and attacked the feast. Then, gorged, guests started to leave, emerging into the cool midnight air of Kabul. V. Bruce J. Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s country representative in Afghanistan. He can be reached at btolentino@asiafound.org....

 

New Book Examines Innovations in Local Economic Governance in Asia

May 25, 2011

...Asia from the Foundation’s development experts in the U.S. and Asia on strengthening economic governance in Asia, and features case studies from the mid-1990s to the present in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. In July, book co-author and chief economist Bruce Tolentino will bring his economic expertise to Afghanistan as the new country representative of The Asia...

 

Chief Economist Offers Insight on New Asian Development Report and Afghanistan’s Economic Prospects

May 18, 2011

The latest Asian Development Bank Report predicts an “Asian Century,” and that billions in the region could be affluent by 2050. In Asia caught up with The Asia Foundation’s chief economist Bruce Tolentino for his reaction to the report. Tolentino just completed a new volume on economic reform and development called, “Innovations in Strengthening Local Economic Governance in Asia,”...

 

New Book Examines Local Economic Governance in Asia

May 11, 2011

...a brand new book from The Asia Foundation’s economic team, Innovations in Strengthening Local Economic Governance in Asia. It provides cutting-edge insights from on the ground in Asia and will be released at the end of May. Chief economist Bruce Tolentino will present key findings in San Francisco May 18, and in Washington, D.C. on May 25. Read more....

 

Chief Economist Bruce Tolentino Readies for New Post, Discusses Afghanistan’s Economic Development

February 16, 2011

Dr. V. Bruce J. Tolentino, The Asia Foundation’s chief economist and director for Economic Reform and Development, will have a new post at the Foundation come July 2011: country representative in the Foundation’s Afghanistan office. As Tolentino prepares to head to Kabul this summer, he spoke with In Asia about the crucial role economic development will play in Afghanistan’s...

 

Bruce Tolentino Speaks on New Post as Country Rep in Afghanistan

February 16, 2011

This week, In Asia caught up with The Asia Foundation’s chief economist Dr. V. Bruce J. Tolentino as he prepares for his new post as country representative in Afghanistan July 2011. Of his time working in some of the world’s most conflict-affected areas, he says his experience has “enabled me to be much more appreciative of those elements that...

 

‘Food Security’ Merges with Mainstream Security Concerns

February 9, 2011

...to resist foreign investments into agriculture, sometimes labelling them as “land grabbing.” Food “self-sufficiency” is seen as a national security imperative, when in fact, this is a short-sighted approach. If other countries can produce plentiful food cheaply, why not take advantage of it? V. Bruce J. Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s director for Economic Reform and Development Programs. He...