Asia trains

Afghanistan’s Central Asian Road to Prosperity

BISHKEK – For the first time in centuries, it is possible to connect Central and South Asia via modern transport and energy corridors across Afghanistan. When completed, these projects would transform Eurasian security, dramatically increase regional economic activity, and could finally bring peace to Afghanistan. They can even revive the …

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A spring weekend in the national capital

In the fall of 1967, I arrived at Pranakorn Teachers College, near Bangkok, Thailand – a 21-year-old Peace Corps volunteer teaching English. Chomsri, a 16 year old student at the school, lived with me for the next three years. She and I quickly became friends, traveling all over Southeast Asia …

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