The Barefoot College in northern India teaches women skills to bring solar power to their villages and to manage the energy system in rural areas. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the philosophy behind the school and its unusual approach to empowering women. Continue reading
Declaring cheap food a thing of the past, officials said in a report released Thursday that world food prices are likely to fall from their current levels in the years ahead but will stay “substantially above” average costs from the past decade. Continue reading
Sens. Joseph Biden, D-Del., and Chuck Hagel, R- Neb., recently traveled to Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Turkey in an effort to review the state of security and U.S. diplomacy in the critical regions. The lawmakers assess U.S. relations in South Asia and the recent Turkish incursion into northern Iraq. Continue reading
- Is there is a chance of rejuvenation of the American textile industry, or is it too late and gone forever to China, Korea, India and Pakistan?
Question/Comment: I felt so encouraged by talk of Rust Belt life improving and of the death of U.S. manufacturing being greatly exaggerated! I am a textile designer and I wonder if you feel there is a chance of any such … Continue reading
World leaders condemned the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on Thursday, saying her death was an attack on democratic reforms and civic society in the restive South Asian nation. Regional experts examine what her death may mean for Pakistan’s political future. Continue reading
Opposition from lawmakers in both the United States and India threatens to derail the finalization of a historic nuclear cooperation agreement between the two countries. Analysts discuss the issues stalling the pact and the possible implications if the deal collapses. Continue reading