Thursday, April 2, 2015
Latin America spends billions of dollars subsidizing fossil fuels each year, but also has some of the world's largest renewable power programs, highlighting the energy-hungry region's divisions as it charts its future.
Men constantly seek power and glory. Once you taste that nectar, there is no turning back. It is like an addiction. That is why politicians cannot leave the political arena once they set foot in it, even though it is perilous and dangerous. For example, lawmakers keep running for a National Assembly seat even though it costs them a fortune.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The agreement at a weekend Arab summit to establish a joint military force has raised serious doubts about prospects of such a force becoming a reality on the ground, experts say.
Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common -- a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face of their countries.
Twelve years after surging to power in Brazil, the Workers' Party (PT) is at a crossroads, struggling to deal with a tanking economy and a ballooning graft scandal that has implicated members and close allies.
Two important issues concerning how the government spends taxpayer money have made progress in the U.S. Congress, a break from years of legislative dysfunction and gridlock.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
In many respects, South Korea's decision last week to participate in the China-led new regional infrastructure development bank was sensible.
The ruling against the 62-year-old adultery law at a constitutional court hearing in February was not merely the conclusion to a controversial decades-long debate. It also reflected changing norms in a traditionally patriarchal Korean society., 4 Comments
War in the Middle East is not exactly Earth-shattering news in a region that always had more than its fair share of bloodshed., 1 Comment
Pragmatism was a constant in Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and actions during his years as prime minister, and later.