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The work of the Open Society Foundations in Asia focuses on defending human rights, particularly for migrants, laborers, and victims of conflict; promoting election reform; instituting natural resource regulation; increasing access to information; and improving public health.

Open Society Voices

Sent Home to Torture: Extradition in Central Asia

March 6, 2014 by Katalin Szarvas 1

One man’s harrowing story offers a rare glimpse of a growing practice—where asylum seekers are sent back to countries where they face a serious risk of ill-treatment.

When Schools Become Targets of War

March 6, 2014 by Trine Petersen 1

Around the world, schools, student, and teachers are targeted as a tactic of war. States need to take action to stop this appalling practice.

A Dramatic Effort to Address the Legacy of Bombing in Laos

February 4, 2014 by Channapha Khamvongsa 3

Laos is the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. One-third of the ordnance never exploded, and continues to maim and kill. But the problem is getting some new attention and aid.

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Jeff Goldstein
Senior Policy Analyst, Eurasia
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center
Senior Advisor for Pakistan
Education Support Program
Open Society Foundations–New York

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Two forthcoming papers explore the economics and the issues around the cotton industry in Uzbekistan.