India’s stock market has been going gangbusters over the past few weeks. Why? It’s the Modi factor.
It’s usually failed peace talks (or failed boycotts) that put Israel in the news, but some attention-grabbing domestic reforms are sweeping the Jewish state this week, with enormous consequences for the country’s Arab and ultra-orthodox minorities. Understanding the dizzying array of domestic forces in this tiny country of eight million people is important not just for US officials, but for many millions of American voters.
Natural gas is booming in America, but a new EPA report says methane leaks have dropped over 40 percent. In fact, our nation’s cattle now pose a more serious climate change threat than shale gas.
American colleges are aggressively courting foreign students, who, it just so happens, are more likely than American students to pay full price for tuition. Schools are trying everything to improve their financial prospects—everything except look for ways to cut costs.
The special election in Florida was a huge blow to ACA optimists, but spinning out an entire narrative about Obamacare’s demise from one data point is misguided.
China and Pakistan usually get most of the attention when it comes to evaluating India’s prospects. It’s sometimes easy to forget that a Maoist insurgency is raging within the country’s heartland. The internal fighting could grow even worse during next month’s elections.
America isn’t just fracking more these days; it’s fracking better. By continuing to innovate and increase drilling efficiencies, the U.S. is keeping the shale boom going and widening its lead over the rest of the world.
“Competency-based learning” programs, which allow students to advance based on what they’ve learned rather than their age, are gaining ground at the K–12 level.
The relation between modernity and faith is often perceived and presented as an epic struggle. But it’s actually not that difficult to be a modern person and hold on to one’s faith.
In the fifth episode of The American Interest Podcast, Richard Aldous and Walter Russell Mead discuss Crimea, fractures in the Democrats’ ranks, and what the debate over the minimum wage misses. Stream the discussion on our site, or click through to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. It’s perfect listening for your commute home this evening.
Social capital is dangerously low among Millennials. The knock-on effects on health care could be enormous.
“We have no intention to rethink the Kono Statement,” the Japanese government announced yesterday. Some of the more fiery right-wingers in Tokyo will be disappointed.
Imran Khan is looking to shed his “Taliban Khan” image by softening his pro-negotiation stance and rebranding his party as a “liberal, nationalist party.” Will it work?
Four central European countries recently called for the U.S. to expedite exports of our current glut of shale gas. LNG won’t have an immediate effect on their reliance on Russia, but we would be foolish to ignore the benefits exports might have, both for our allies around the world, and for own economy.
Whether you’re an Islamist or a liberal, a demonstrator, an activist, or just someone watching a protest, you’re in danger of being arrested by the Egyptian authorities. Not even Mubarak imprisoned this many people this quickly.
Until now the West, stunned and appalled, has been merely reacting to the Kremlin’s moves, however belatedly or inadequately. But now, heading into the March 16 referendum, the liberal democracies seem prepared to accept the Russian annexation of Crimea as a fait accompli.
President Obama has been dragging his feet on deciding the fate of the Keystone pipeline, but a new poll gives him yet another reason to permit the project. A new poll found that 65 percent of Americans are in favor of building it and, more importantly for Obama’s midterm political calculus, that support is to some extent bipartisan.
India is looking to boost domestic arms manufacturers in a bid to reduce reliance on foreign suppliers. With tensions rising with both China and Pakistan, it’s not hard to see why.
A long-awaited court ruling on the constitutionality of Kansas’ massive education spending cuts ended with a punt. For now, at least, Governor Brownback’s education reforms look set to survive.