The year 2014 will witness elections in some of the biggest countries including India, Brazil and Indonesia. Like in India, the participation of youth voters is likely to be an important determinant in the outcome of the elections. Gateway House examines the presence of issues common to India and the major countries going to the polls in early 2014
What are the implications of the political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa on the global oil market?
The voices of disillusioned, disenfranchised citizens found an outlet via social media culminating in the ouster of despots from Tunisia to Egypt. Srijith K Nair explains the catalyzing effect of social media in the Arab world.
Unlike the 1979 Iranian revolution, the unrest that is sweeping the Arab today are as much a response to repression as it is to decades of economic hardship, poverty and unemployment.
In the last few months, South Asia has gone from being just a global security headache, to a region with new possibilities. Teresita C. Schaffer, former US ambassador to Sri Lanka, and Howard Schaffer, former US ambassador to Pakistan and Bangladesh, discuss the major challenges that confront the US in South Asia.
There are more than Western interests at play in Egypt. The other catalysts for the unrest are a combination of Iranian adventures, hypocritical policies of West Asian regimes and resurgent commodity speculation in western markets, triggering a rise in prices of basic items in emerging markets
The rise in food prices have been a catalyst for unrest throughout the Middle East. Laurie Garrett, CFR's senior fellow for global health, explains the impact of this spike and how governments are attempting to resolve the crisis.
The mass uprising consuming Egypt shows a country on the sidelines of the economic development that has been sweeping the world from Brazil to China to Vietnam.
As the people of Egypt are finding out, the Net is about freedom -- to share creative ideas, to express dissent and oppose repression, says Rajni Bakshi.
As the massive anti-regime protests in Egypt persist, the future of President Hosni Mubarak seems increasingly uncertain. The world waits with bated breath as the situation in the largest Arab nation unfolds –the outcome of which will determine what happens in the region.