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November 18, 2015
A massive government campaign is underway in Afghanistan right now to prevent brain drain, employing social media tactics and glossy advertising to discourage the country’s ambitious young people from fleeing in droves to Europe and elsewhere. On Tuesday, President Ashraf Ghani announced a new national employment program that he said would help generate jobs and boost confidence in the economy. According to the United Nations, more than 120,000 Afghans applied for asylum in 44 countries between January and August 2015.
November 18, 2015
In Asia editor Alma Freeman spoke with Asia Foundation expert Timor Sharan from Kabul on reactions to this year’s Survey of the Afghan People, the challenges facing Afghanistan’s year-old National Unity Government, its changing role in the region, the need for an Afghan-led election dispute resolution mechanism…
November 11, 2015
From November 14-22, President Obama will embark on a three-stop overseas trip, beginning in Turkey to attend the G20, followed by a stop in Manila for the APEC summit, and ending in Malaysia where he will meet with Asian leaders for the 10th East Asian Summit (EAS) and U.S.-ASEAN Summit.
November 4, 2015
Over 1,500 representatives from civil society organizations, businesses, and governments gathered in Mexico City on October 28-29 for the Open Government Partnership’s Global Summit, with special attention this year on the role that open government can play…
October 28, 2015
2015 is a year of economic change for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as the region seeks to establish the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by December 31. The AEC will usher in a single economic market for the ASEAN member nations – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – allowing the free movement of goods, services, skilled labor, and capital. The reorganization of the region’s economy will be a step toward ASEAN’s “Vision 2020,” which calls for a unified partnership that is outward-looking, peaceful, stable, prosperous, and developing in a dynamic way.
October 14, 2015
Speaking at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York last month, Prime Minister Modi expressed the Indian government’s commitment to the new Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), which replace the Millennium Development Goals that expired in 2015.
October 7, 2015
On October 9 in San Francisco, Asia Foundation president David Arnold hosted Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for an invitation-only lunch focused on Australia’s innovative approaches to development, including their new InnovationXchange. Australia’s Amb. to the U.S. Kim Beazley introduced Minister Bishop and former U.S. Amb. to Australia, Jeffrey Bleich, moderated the discussion. Read more.
October 7, 2015
On September 21 and 22, mayors and vice mayors from eight cities across Northeast Asia gathered in Ulaanbaatar for the “Northeast Asian Mayors’ Forum” to exchange best practices and dismiss challenges in urban green growth.
July 29, 2015
David M. Lampton is Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he also heads SAIS China, the school’s overall presence in the PRC. He joined The Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2006, and became Chairman of the Board in 2014.
July 8, 2015
As the era of massive foreign aid and foreign troops in Afghanistan draws to a close, the eyes of the international community are turning to Afghanistan’s nearest neighbors, including China, India, and Pakistan…