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  • A Less Gloomy Mood in Pakistan

    • August 27, 2014

    Most Pakistanis remain unhappy with the country’s direction, but the public mood is more positive than it has been in recent years. The share saying the economy is in good shape has doubled since last year, and nearly two-thirds view Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif favorably. Read More

  • Mexican President Peña Nieto’s Ratings Slip with Economic Reform

    • August 26, 2014

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has been praised internationally for his ambitious reforms of everything from the energy sector to education to telecommunications, but a new Pew Research Center survey in Mexico finds that domestically his positive image is faltering and a key component of his political agenda – economic reform – is decidedly unpopular. Read More

  • 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