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Asia Society
April 25, 2017

More than 15 years after the United States vowed to eliminate terrorism in response to the September 11 attacks, violent extremism in the Muslim world remains a persistent problem. During an in-depth discussion at Asia Society in New York last week, experts debated the scope of the problem and how to address it. “How do you eradicate it?” asked author Dalia Fahmy. “Eradicate the conditions that led to it.”
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Amid missile testing, nuclear development, and intensifying rhetoric from top leaders, the relationship between North Korea and the U.S. has recently deteriorated further from a very low base — and China is caught in the middle. In an interview with Asia Blog, Asia Society Policy Institute Director of Asian Security Lindsey Ford discusses the players in the unfolding crisis and what could happen next.
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People aged 15 to 24 represent only one in five workers in the Asia Pacific but account for almost half of the region's unemployed. Particularly afflicted is Vietnam, with its rising education costs and schools that are failing to train students to keep pace with shifts in the labor market. In an interview with Asia Blog, the director of an organization specializing in vocational training for disadvantaged young Vietnamese explains what can be done to confront the problem.
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