Asia

Slavery in India

November 15, 2017

India’s rapid economic growth over the past few decades has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.  In 1993 an estimated 45 percent of its more than 870 million people lived in poverty. 

Asia

One Belt, One Road: The Vision With a Price Tag

November 7, 2017

This past May China hosted 28 leaders from around the world as part of their One Belt, One Road initiative.  It was the largest gathering of world leaders in China since the 2008 Olympic games. 

Asia

Sharif and the Future of Pakistan

August 2, 2017

In April of 2016, 11 million documents were leaked to the public revealing many illicit links between political and business leaders around the world.  The documents became known as the Panama Papers after the Panamanian

Asia

China’s Relationship with North Korea

July 12, 2017

Ever since China came to the aid of the North Korea regime in the Korean war, China has been a reliable partner with North Korea.  By maintaining good relations with North Korea, China hopes it

Asia

The Dimming Light of Aung San Suu Kyi

March 2, 2017

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton first met Aung San Suu Kyi in 2011 she described her as exhibiting “qualities I had glimpsed before in other former political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela and Václav Havel.