The Asianist Is Gaining Steam!
The Asianist, which covers issues related to South, Northeast, Southeast, Central and West Asia (the Middle East) has recently been gaining a lot of traction, and has received feedback from individuals such as former UN Undersecretary General (and Fletcher graduate!) Shashi Tharoor (commenting on an article we wrote on his speech) and a recent mention in the Bangkok Post in Thailand thanks to Fuadi Pitsuwan’s guest post on ASEAN and the World Cup.
There clearly is a market for informed voices on these issues, and some have suggested that we try to turn the blog into a platform for young writers in the region. The first step is to gauge if there is enough interest in this to build a network of energetic writers or contributors. We realize many of you are busy with everything from classes to jobs, but we’d appreciate any help you could offer — from writing to general advice to passing this on to those who you think might be interested. As we envision it, the writing commitment would be specific to whatever your schedule permits – it could be as little as the occasional article up to a column on a regular basis. Keep in mind that articles don’t have to exclusively be on Asia, as we have an international section as well.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in contributing or have any ideas, and forward this on to anyone who could do so as well. Also, feel free to subscribe to the blog if you so choose. Over the next few days, posts will include the interesting developments in Egypt and addressing Foreign Policy’s ‘US Decline’ piece by Gideon Rachman.
Thanks very much for your help!
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