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Naoto Kan's Resignation Leaves Japan in Leadership Vacuum

Former Japanese foreign minister Seiji Maehara declared his candidacy at the National Diet in Tokyo on Aug. 23, 2011 to replace Naoto Kan as prime minister next week. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Naoto Kan's resignation will bring Japan its sixth Prime Minister in five years. 

'Savvy Strategist' Anna Hazare and India's Fed-Up Middle Class

Indian activist Anna Hazare gestures to his supporters during his anti-corruption hunger strike in New Delhi on Aug. 21, 2011. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Will the Gandhian activist succeed in creating a politically engaged middle class?

Podcast: Ayesha Jalal on Pakistan's 'Revenge of the '40s, Then the '80s'

Pakistani historian Ayesha Jalal in Lahore, Summer 2011.
Policy

For historian Ayesha Jalal, Pakistan's present woes are inseparable from the trauma of its birth. 

Podcast: Adil Omar: 'Paki Rambo,' Dropping Beats in Islamabad

Islamabad rapper Adil Omar.
Policy

An Islamabad rapper sees himself as representing the lighter side of Pakistan.

A New Model for Clean Water in the 21st Century

Municipal water and sewer bond issuance in the United States, 2008-11. (Source: Thomson Municipal Market Monitor)
Sustainability

The latest turmoil in global stock markets following Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade its rating of the United States government has led many to fear another serious economic downturn. We asked our Sustainability Roundtable: what hope is there for global cooperation on sustainability issues like food security, energy policy and climate change in a renewed economic crisis? Is it possible for any of these issues to play an important part of international policy discussions?

Podcast: Alia Amirali: Change Agent in a Stuck Society

Alia Amirali, General Secretary of the Student Federation in the Punjab.
Policy

Against all odds, Alia Amirali is determined to revitalize Pakistan's political left.

Shishkin: Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Election a 'Wild Democratic Experiment'

Supporters of the Kyrgyz Byutun party protest against the results of the Parliamentary elections in Bishkek on October 18, 2010. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Bernard Schwartz Fellow Philip Shishkin discusses Kyrgyzstan's democratic experiment and its chances for success.

A Global 'Green' New Deal Still Within Reach

(United Nations Photo/Flickr)
Sustainability

The latest turmoil in global stock markets following Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade its rating of the United States government has led many to fear another serious economic downturn. We asked our Sustainability Roundtable to discuss what hopes might exist for global cooperation on sustainability issues like food security, energy policy, and climate change amid a renewed economic crisis. Is it possible for any of these issues to play an important part of international policy discussions?

Biden Time in Beijing

US VP Joe Biden speaks during the opening session of the 2011 US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue May 9, 2011 in in Washington, DC. Looking on from left are: State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Vice Premier Wang Qishan. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

This week, Vice President Biden travels to China to face his creditors. He is hoping to calm unease over the United States' much-criticized debt-ceiling deal and an upcoming decision on arms sales to Taiwan.

Metzl: China's Hacking Campaign a Threat to World Order

A Chinese youth uses a computer in an internet cafe in Chongqing, China. (China Photos/Getty Images)
Policy

Allegations that China is behind massive computer hacking operations should be no surprise, argues Jamie Metzl. (Views expressed are those personally held by the author.)