Weekly Insights and Analysis

VIDEO: Surveying the Afghan People  

The Asia Foundation’s just-released 2016 Survey of the Afghan People, now in its 12th year, is unique in its duration and scope. To date, 87,900 Afghans have been interviewed by trained enumerators. 2016 saw the largest number of Afghans polled: 12,600.... read more

A ‘Miniskirt’ and a Gracious King 

On October 13, when His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away after his 70-year reign on the Chakri throne, I was attending a meeting with a group of Southeast Asia specialists at Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire to discuss “Asean: The Key to East Asia’s... read more

Afghanistan in 2016: A Survey of the Afghan People Coming Dec. 7

On December 7, The Asia Foundation will release findings from “Afghanistan in 2016: A Survey of the Afghan People“—the broadest, most comprehensive public opinion poll in the country, covering all 34 provinces. The 2016 survey includes the results of... read more