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Daring to Hope: Afghanistan 21 Fellows Take Aim at Myriad Issues Facing Their Country

Members of Asia Society's Afghanistan's Young Leaders Initiative.
Policy

Introducing the latest group of fellows in Asia Society's landmark Afghanistan 21 program: Ten young men and six young women, journalists, business people, diplomats and NGO workers.

What You Get When Young Leaders From India and Pakistan Sit Around the Same Table

Attendees of the India-Pakistan Regional Young Leaders Initiative forum in Islamabad last month.
Policy

At a recent Asia Society forum in Islamabad 11 rising stars shared personal stories and their visions for Indo-Pakistan relations, and their recommendations to turn those common dreams into reality in the not too distant future.

Interview: New Philippines Senator 'Bam' Aquino IV Sets Sights on Growth for All

Paolo Benigno
Policy

Just elected to the Philippines Senate, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, a member of the inaugural class of Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders, outlines his political aspirations at the outset of his first term.

Video: Solution to Bangladesh Factory Tragedy is 'Mending, Not Ending' Industry

A Bangladeshi man holds a portrait of his missing relatives, believed trapped in the rubble of an eight-storey building that collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 28, 2013. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In the wake of the April tragedy at a Dhaka clothing factory, argues Asia 21 Fellow Ejaj Ahmad, foreign companies shouldn't leave Bangladesh, but should try instead to improve safety conditions.

The 'Bleak' State of Rule of Law in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake (C) walks from the Supreme Court in Colombo on December 4, 2012. (Vikalpa/Groundviews/CPA/flickr)
Policy

Asia Society Young Leader Bhavani Fonseka says recent events, including the impeachment of the country's first female chief justice, could "have a chilling effect on hopes for a functioning democracy and sustainable peace in Sri Lanka."

Asia Society's Young Leaders Build a Movement at Dhaka Summit

Adnan Malik speaks at the Asia 21 Young Leaders Program Summit in December, 2012. (Asia Society)
Policy

Asia Society's Tom Nagorski shares his firsthand impressions of the remarkable "leadership stories" he heard at the 2012 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh last month.

Education Crusader and Asia 21 Young Leader Humaira Bachal Featured on NPR

Humaira Bachal asks a question at the Asia 21 Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in December 2012. (Asia Society)
Policy

25-year-old Humaira Bachal is grabbing attention worldwide with her fight for equal access to education in Pakistan.

How It Played Abroad: Asia Society's Asia 21 Leaders React to the 'Foreign Policy' Debate

Governor Mitt Romney (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama (R) squaring off in the third 2012 U.S. Presidential debate, as seen at a debate viewing party in Covina, Virginia on Oct. 22, 2012. (Neon Tommy/Flickr)
Policy

After the U.S. presidential candidates sounded off on foreign policy, Asia Society receives reactions from its network of Asia 21 Young Leaders in China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

What to Do With Manila?

Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines (Agustin Rafael Reyes/Flickr).
Lifestyle

Heritage conservation and cultural tourism are global trends — and the Philippines should not be left behind, writes Ivan Henares.

Asia Society's Young Afghan Leaders Take Position on Afghanistan's Future

An Afghan child peers around a door as U.S. Marines conduct a route assessment near Helmand River Valley in Nawa-I-Barakzayi District, Afghanistan on April 27, 2012. (Lance Cpl. Alexander Quiles/U.S. Marine Corps Official Page/Flickr)
Policy

Asia Society's Young Afghan Leaders Initiative releases its position paper reflecting the common person's yearning for Afghanistan's development prior to the upcoming Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan.