April 17, 2013
In recent years, Asian countries have emerged as game changers in the development assistance arena, challenging traditional notions of aid, reshaping global aid architecture, and placing new challenges on the global development agenda.
March 27, 2013
Democratic transition in Burma (also known as Myanmar) has, despite ongoing violent ethnic conflicts, been surprisingly rapid and encouraging. The world is watching in anticipation to see whether these developments will result in greater political participation and economic opportunity for the nation’s people.
February 13, 2013
On February 26, leading foreign affairs experts will participate in a panel discussion, co-sponsored by The Asia Foundation along with host Asia Society of Northern California, on the rise of Asia, America’s pivot to Asia, and what this means for the U.S. and countries in the region.
February 6, 2013
Consider this: In 2013, Asia remains the fastest growing region in the world, home to 3.9 billion people, or about 56 percent of the world’s population. Of the world’s 23 megacities, 12 are found in Asia. At the same time, Asia is home to roughly two-thirds of the world’s poor…
January 23, 2013
Karl Eikenberry, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Asia Foundation trustee, wrote in an op-ed in the Financial Times that, “Afghanistan’s future is of course uncertain. Lower levels of international support will inevitably place stress on its security forces, depress the economy…
October 3, 2012
“Everyone has been speaking about how change has come to Burma, and I would like to say that it’s important that you make haste sensibly,” Nobel laureate and elected parliamentarian of Burma (also known as Myanmar), Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, said to a packed, eager audience at The Asia Foundation’s offices…
October 19, 2011
The Asia Foundation awarded its prestigious Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Visiting Fellow Award to leading Chinese economist Cheng Siwei, and has arranged a series of high-level exchanges across the United States on China’s economic growth and challenges ahead.
Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold Speaks at Economist’s Banyan Conference on Asia’s Global Security Role
October 12, 2011
While many regions of Asia have seen rapid development, the prevalence of ongoing internal conflicts in more turbulent corners remains an enduring problem that increased wealth and state power have not been able to address, impacting the dynamics of regional security cooperation…
Topics: Conflict and Fragile Conditions
October 5, 2011
On Oct. 7, 2011, The Asia Foundation will host a delegation of leaders from China’s top philanthropic foundations and media outlets for a panel discussion with Asia Foundation and Give2Asia senior experts on China’s growing philanthropic environment and the role of the media in promoting transparency in the sector.
October 5, 2011
Nearly five months have passed since Thailand elected its first-ever woman prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, younger sister of the controversial former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a military coup in 2006.