Amid a global economic crisis, India’s economy has managed to remain robust, fueling the growth of a large middle class. As Fred de Sam Lazaro reports, however, about 800 million residents in India still try to survive on less than $2 a day. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, who is also a senior research fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement, break down the biggest stories of the week, including health care reform moves in Congress and President Obama’s pondering of a new Afghan strategy. Continue reading
President Obama concluded a four-nation Asian tour Thursday that marked a potential turning point in relations between the U.S. and an increasingly influential China. A panel of Asia experts discusses the trip’s high points and low points with Jeffrey Brown. Continue reading
President Obama kicked off a nine-day trip to Asia on Friday with a visit to Japan, where the newly elected prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, is seeking a more “equal partnership” with the U.S. and the closing of an unpopular Marine base in Okinawa. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
Special correspondent Kira Kay examines East Timor’s ongoing effort to rebuild itself, 10 years after winning independence from Indonesia. The report is part of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s Fragile States project, a partnership with the Bureau of International Reporting. Continue reading
A new show at the Asia Society entitled Hanging Fire — which refers to an idiom meaning “to delay decision” — is the first U.S. museum exhibit to focus on contemporary art in Pakistan, and an attempt to alter the American perception of contemporary Pakistan.
A day after a historic election in Japan that saw the nation’s ruling party removed from power for just the second time in postwar history, the newly elected majority began planning for the creation of a new government. Regional experts discuss what the political sea change will mean for Japan, the U.S., and the whole of Asia. Continue reading