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Asia’s Maturing Democracies Wrestle with Election Realities

March 25, 2015

What exactly are international norms and standards of electoral integrity, and how should these be promoted while accommodating local circumstances, such as conflict, socio-economic conditions, and culture? Last week, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) and the National Electoral Commission of Timor-Leste organized the second Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum in Dili – a two-day event attended by over 120 participants from 27 countries – to examine these and other issues. Here are some takeaways.

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In The News

Trade, Private Sector, Soft and Hard Infrastructure to Top Beijing APEC Agenda

November 5, 2014

Wednesday marked the first day of the week-long Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, hosted this year in Beijing. This year’s summit, themed “Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership,” brings together ministerial leaders, CEOs of global corporations, and other leading voices in the private and public sectors to discuss the challenges facing Asian-Pacific economies. The week will culminate with the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on November 10-11. Heads of states from all 21 member economies, including U.S. President Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping…

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Asian Development Cooperation: Insights from Australia

December 5, 2012

While the Asian Century is most often used to describe the global shift of economic power to Asia, Asia’s rise is also significant in the area of development cooperation. Asian countries have emerged as game changers in the aid arena, challenging traditional notions of aid, reshaping global aid architecture…

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Foundation President David D. Arnold Speaks at Australia’s Lowy Institute

May 30, 2012

On the heels of a new landmark partnership agreement between The Asia Foundation and AusAID that will address development challenges in the Asia-Pacific, Foundation President David Arnold spoke this week on Asia’s emerging donors at Australian National University and the country’s preeminent think tank, Lowy Institute for International Policy. Read his guest post for Lowy’s […]

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EVENT: Asia Foundation Hosts Australia’s Foreign Minister Kevin M. Rudd

September 14, 2011

On September 15, The Asia Foundation will host the Honorable Kevin M. Rudd, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs for a private talk and reception following his Australia-United States Ministerial (AUSMIN) meetings in San Francisco.

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