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  • Turks Divided on Erdogan and the Country’s Direction

    • July 30, 2014

    As Turkey prepares to vote for its first ever directly elected president, a new Pew Research Center survey finds the Turkish public is divided over the main contender for the office, current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Read More

  • Did NSA Snooping Hurt U.S. Image? Not So Much

    • July 30, 2014

    It is conventional wisdom among many pundits and opinion leaders that recent revelations of spying by the U.S. National Security Agency have deeply scarred America’s reputation abroad. Read More

  • Keep Your Eyes on Beijing

    • July 28, 2014

    Even as Washington and other Western capitals are understandably preoccupied with Ukraine and the Middle East, the pot in Asia is simmering towards a boil. Read More

  • Japan, China Neck and Neck in Asian Popularity Contest

    • July 17, 2014

    The rivalry between China and Japan is heating up. China is viewed with favor for its economic contribution to the region, but with concern about its territorial ambitions throughout the region. Japan, while not in China's class economically, is quite popular -- at least outside Northeast Asia. Read More

  • How the World Sees Obama

    • July 16, 2014

    Beleaguered at home, U.S. President Barack Obama remains beloved in many nations abroad, and he is far more popular than his predecessor George W. Bush. Read More