Domestic issues like jobs and the housing market were front-and-centre during the third round of the U.S. presidential debates. Though the positions taken bears limited resemblance to what will happen in the real, post-election world, the outcome of the elections is bound to affect the world in big and small ways.
During the final weeks leading up to the U.S. Presidential elections, moderate views don't seems to count. Though foreign policy was included in the debate, it was confined mostly to China and the Middle East. Both candidates are looking to be one step ahead to win the last of the undecided voters.
The ability of the slowly recovering U.S. economy to get people employed is more important to American voters than anything else. However, surprisingly, terrorism and the direction of American foreign policy have become a much larger factor in the U.S. Presidential debates.
A short analysis by Gateway House on the omnipresence of cultural acceptance of gender bias, as the UN marked the first International Day of the Girl Child, on October 11.
A short analysis by Gateway House on the second U.S. Presidential debate and the closing window of undecided voters in the country.
There have been many discussions on the need to de-militarise the Siachen Glacier. Why have India and Pakistan suddenly begun to believe that they were mistaken in holding on to the region all this while? What are the possible ramifications of de-militarising this strategic location?
Ambassador Viswanathan, an expert on Latin America, blogs about the Venezuelan elections, which saw a high turnout, free and fair elections, and Hugo Chavez re-elected as President. It is evident though, that Chavez’s model has reached its peak and is steadily and irreversibly losing appeal in the region.
China's legal system is more formalized and better functioning than many realize. Still, given the Chinese Communist Party's lock on judicial power, the country still has work to do.
Taimi Online, a Tonga based news website republished Gateway House's Tevita Motulalo's piece on the strategic importance of the Pacific Islands. He argues that having control over large resource-rich ocean areas have made these small island-states increasingly geostrategic.
In a recent speech, U.S. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticised incumbent President Barack Obama's foreign policies, and called for U.S. supremacy. However, it seems apparent that Romney wouldn’t usher in a foreign policy revolution if elected.