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Conflict and Fragile Conditions

List Thumb A Critical Issues: Ethnic and Religious Conflicts Subnational conflicts are the most deadly, widespread, and enduring violent conflicts in Asia. Recent studies by The Asia Foundation indicate that more people have died in the region's 26 subnational conflicts than in...

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List Thumb A Timeline: Engaging Islamic Institutions in Indonesia 2010 Luce Scholar Ted Alcorn traveled to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2011 to document the Living Values Education project for The Asia Foundation.

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List Thumb A Timeline: Partnership with the UK: Building Peace Freelance photographer Karl Grobl, a frequent Asia Foundation collaborator, has seen the Foundation's peacebuilding work first hand.

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List Thumb A Thailand Village Renaming Celebration Event On February 8-9, The Asia Foundation, in cooperation with local partners, the Center for Conservation for Local Culture and Environment in Southern Border Provinces of Thailand (PUSTA), and the Southern Border Provinces...

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List Thumb A Community Policing in Timor-Leste As citizens of the newest independent nation in Asia, the people of Timor-Leste have high hopes for the Policia Nacional de Timor-Leste (PNTL) as a vanguard of peace, stability, and justice. However, the PNTL is still a...

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List Thumb A Stories Less Told: Psychosocial Workers in Sri Lanka May 2009 marked the end of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war, but much work remains to heal the deep psychological wounds from this long and brutal ethnic conflict. This photo essay documents The Asia Foundation's psychosocial...

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List Thumb A Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People On December 11, 2013, The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the United States Institute of Peace, presented the findings of the 2013 Survey of the Afghan People. With the presidential election and the 2014 national...

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List Thumb A 2013 Survey of the Afghan People - Washington, DC Launch On December 11, 2013 in Washington DC, The Asia Foundation released Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People, its ninth annual survey of Afghan citizens. 9,260 Afghan men and women were interviewed in 34 provinces in...

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List Thumb A 2013 Survey of the Afghan People - Kabul Launch On December 5, 2013, The Asia Foundation released Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People, the longest-running public opinion poll in the country. As Afghanistan approaches major security and political transitions...

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List Thumb A Photojournalist Aref Yaqubi Captures Afghanistan's Historic Ghazni Situated in eastern Afghanistan along the strategic route that links Kabul and Kandahar, Ghazni plays a key role in the historical, economic, agricultural, and political realms of contemporary Afghanistan, and was named the...

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List Thumb A Interviews across Afghanistan In July 2013 expert survey teams were deployed across all 34 provinces in Afghanistan to gather the opinions of more than 9,000 Afghans, face to face, regarding the most critical issues facing the country. Annually The Asia...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation's Visualizing Afghanistan The Asia Foundation has released the ninthth in a series of public opinion surveys of the Afghan people. These are the broadest and most comprehensive surveys conducted in Afghanistan, and together they provide a barometer of...

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List Thumb A "Afghanistan in 2012: A Survey of the Afghan People" Launch Event The November 14, 2012 Washington, D.C. launch of The Asia Foundation's eighth Survey of the Afghan People event. Explore the survey's findings at our interactive website, Visualizing Afghanistan. Download the full report here.

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List Thumb A 2012 Survey of the Afghan People- Washington, DC and Kabul Launches On November 14, 2012, The Asia Foundation in Kabul and Washington DC released Afghanistan in 2012: A Survey of the Afghan People, its eighth annual survey of Afghan citizens across all 34 provinces. In June, a team of Afghan...

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List Thumb A Surveying Afghanistan in 2012 In June 2012 a team of Afghan pollsters—both men and women—fanned out across the country, often traveling long distances in difficult conditions, to gather first-hand opinions from nearly 6,300 Afghan citizens in...

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List Thumb A Dynamics of Gender and Conflict in Mindanao On April 26, 2012, The Asia Foundation hosted a panel discussion on the dynamics of gender and conflict in Mindanao. Panelists discussed findings from a newly-released field study of Mindanao that documents challenges and...

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List Thumb A Calling for Peace in Southern Thailand Nearly 1,500 participants from local communities, government agencies, and the armed forces gathered in late May 2012 for a Peace Festival in Thailand's conflict-affected Deep South. The Peace Festival is the culmination of a...

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List Thumb A Sources of Violent Conflict in Asia: The Struggle Over Identity As part of its Asian Perspective Series, on July 12, 2011 The Asia Foundation presented a seminar on subnational conflict in South And Southeast Asia. Featuring case studies on southern Thailand and Sri Lanka, panelists...

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List Thumb A On the Streets of a Divided Thailand Violent conflict gripped central Bangkok in April and May 2010, leaving 91 dead, and deep political scars. Life on the streets appears on the surface to be back to normal, but profound concerns remain. Although the unrest was...

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List Thumb A Asia's Fragile Corners Conflict and fragile governance present enormous challenges for development and security in Asia. In places where violence is widespread and government ceases to function, the pace of development falls dramatically and...

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List Thumb A Sri Lanka: Post-Civil War Police Reform and Public Security The bloody, 25-year armed conflict in Sri Lanka is over, but in small, hardscrabble towns like Pussellawa – a high-altitude hamlet in central Sri Lanka – a legacy of rigid, aggressive, inherited policing tactics is...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation's Conflict and Fragile Conditions Program Violent conflict and fragile governance present enormous challenges for development and security in Asia. In places where violence is widespread and government ceases to function, the pace of development falls dramatically and...

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List Thumb A Community Policing in Timor-Leste Through the 18-month, USAID-funded pilot project Conflict Mitigation through Community-Oriented Policing (CMCOP), The Asia Foundation is playing a significant role in supporting both the police and Timorese communities to...

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List Thumb A Constitutional Reform and Democracy in Thailand A presentation of the key findings of The Asia Foundation's "Constitutional Reform and Democracy in Thailand: A National Survey of the Thai People," a nationwide opinion poll in 26 provinces.

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