INASIA

Weekly Insights and Analysis

New Report Reveals Trends and Implications of Conflict in Asia  

October 4, 2017

In response to critical gaps in existing conflict data, The Asia Foundation’s new report, “The State of Conflict and Violence in Asia,” presents a concise, evidence-based overview of violence in 14 Asian countries, including some of the most complex places in the world. Drawing on the Foundation’s own long-standing experience in each country, the volume reports historical patterns and emerging trends in conflict and violence, combining analysis of published materials with in-depth knowledge and nuanced understanding of local politics and power.

On October 12 in Washington, D.C., The Asia Foundation will hold a public launch of the report, featuring co-authors Patrick Barron and Sana Jaffrey, and moderated by Ellen Laipson, Trustee Emerita and director of the International Security program at George Mason University. The speakers will discuss the volume’s country reports and five thematic, expert essays—focusing on inter-communal violence, gender-based violence, land and natural resource conflicts, cross-border insurgency and terrorism, and the links between conflict and regime type—and draw out broader findings and implications. Read the introduction to the report, and RSVP to the event here.

In addition, on October 17, the Foundation will hold a half-day conference in D.C. to introduce two significant new reports on Myanmar: The first examines executive policy-making, including the policy-making process historically in Myanmar, and how the NLD government is reshaping policy-making structures and processes to support its reform vision. The second report focuses on the national peace process and builds upon the Foundation’s seminal regional study, “The Contested Corners of Asia,” to examine the role international development assistance can play in supporting or hindering a transition to peace in Myanmar’s subnational conflict areas. The Asia Foundation will convene two panel discussions, on peace and policy-making, to present its new findings in these areas central to the future of governance in Myanmar. RSVP to that event here.

For more on life in conflict-affected areas of Asia, watch this slideshow.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

About our blog, InAsia

InAsia is a weekly in-depth, in-country resource for readers who want to stay abreast of significant events and issues shaping Asia\’s development, hosted by The Asia Foundation. Drawing on the first-hand insight of over 70 renowned experts in over 20 countries, InAsia delivers concentrated analysis on issues affecting each region of Asia, as well as Foundation-produced reports and polls.

InAsia is posted and distributed every Wednesday evening, Pacific Time and is accessible via email and RSS. If you have any questions, please send an email to editor.inasia@asiafoundation.org.

Contact

For questions about InAsia, or for our cross-post and re-use policy, please send an email to editor.inasia@asiafoundation.org.

The Asia Foundation
465 California St., 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104


Mailing Address:
PO Box 193223
San Francisco, CA 94119-3223

HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA

Leaders on the Frontlines

Honoring Ban Ki-moon

Featuring the 2018 Asia Foundation Development Fellows

San Francisco, 11 September 2018

Leaders on the Frontlines

Honoring Ban Ki-moon

San Francisco, 11 September 2018