The Asia Foundation alum describes a career spent working on democracy and Islam, resilience against violent extremism, the challenges faced by advanced middle-income countries, and forging the historic peace agreement between the Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
As Indonesia’s troubled prisons release young offenders to avoid the pandemic, a program managed by The Asia Foundation is helping them rebuild their lives and reconcile with their communities.
Meet these four young Asia Foundation Development Fellows who are tackling the problems that they say matter most.
The InAsia Podcast takes a field trip to northwestern Thailand, where a small farmer far from the big city learns about online marketing and how to tell the story of her unique avocados.
As cellphones and the internet have reached the farthest corners of Southeast Asia, violent groups and their supporters are increasingly turning social media into a new front in that region’s festering subnational conflicts.
Timor-Leste’s natural beauty should be a magnet for tourists and a much-needed boost to the economy, but costly airfares, inadequate airports, and Covid-19 have kept this goal out of reach. A report from The Asia Foundation points to a way forward.
Timor-Leste is a young nation and a poor one, but its response to Covid-19 has been focused, disciplined, and remarkably effective. A new public-perceptions survey shows that the government and the public have reaped the rewards.
Civil society organizations in Southeast Asia have responded swiftly to the pandemic, in many cases more nimbly than governments. But civil society is also struggling to cope in a time of emergency government powers and shrinking civic spaces.
At the recent “Leaders on the Frontlines” event, two powerhouse leaders joined Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, vice chair of The Asia Foundation Board of Trustees, to reflect on leadership and the times when they’ve been tested.