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  • Many in Emerging and Developing Nations Disconnected from Politics

    • December 18, 2014

    In recent years, high-profile protest movements have erupted in several emerging and developing countries, roiling, and sometimes overturning, the political status quo in Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey, Ukraine, Brazil, Thailand and other nations. Millions have demonstrated, and activists have pioneered new forms of online engagement. Read More

  • Pope Francis’ Image Positive in Much of World

    • December 11, 2014

    Pope Francis, leader of the world’s nearly 1.1 billion Catholics, enjoys broad support across much of the world: a median of 60% across 43 nations have a favorable view of him. Only 11% see the pope unfavorably, and 28% give no rating. Read More

  • 71% of Indians expect first year of Modi government to boost economy

    • November 30, 2014

    If the Indian public's sense of its own well-being and that of the nation does not improve in both absolute and relative terms, the Modi government may eventually be called to account. Read More

  • Indians Don’t Hate Foreigners and Their Money Anymore

    • November 25, 2014

    President Barack Obama will travel to India in January to participate in the Indian Republic Day celebration in New Delhi as the chief guest. While there he is expected to talk trade and anti-terrorism with his host Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read More

  • Trading Up?

    • November 17, 2014

    If and when the new Congress considers implementing legislation for the TPP, that legislative fight might expose the dirty little secret of current American trade politics: both Democrats and Republicans in Congress seem to be out of touch with their own political bases on trade issues. Read More