Central Asia

Could Social Media Decide India's General Election?

Could Social Media Decide India’s General Election?

April 21, 2019

Since the last national election, smartphone usage in India has exploded, making social media a potent campaigning tool. So now, the Election Commission is also monitoring what the candidates do on online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

Indian Elections: Raul Gandhi's Minimum Income Program Highlights Modi Government Failures

Indian Elections: Rahul Gandhi’s Minimum Income Program Highlights Modi Government Failures

April 9, 2019

“It’s bringing policy attention and public attention back to the issue of poverty, to the issues of deprivation and the fact that this government has not delivered at all for the bottom 50 percent, much less the bottom 20 percent” says Economist Jayati Ghosh

China Has Strategic Objectives In Going Global, Does Africa?

China Has Strategic Objectives In Going Global, Does Africa?

April 8, 2019

If Africa as a continent does not have strategic objectives of its own, the history of impediments to African economic development will be repeated in its engagement with China, says Ethiopia’s Alemayehu Geda

China the Target of Pentagon's Massive Military Budget - Horne and Jay

China the Target of Pentagon’s Massive Military Budget – Horne and Jay

March 20, 2019

Acting Secretary of Defense justifies the increase in military spending with three words: China, China, China – Historian Gerald Horne joins Paul Jay

Canceling India's Preferential Trade Status with the US Would Backfire

Canceling India’s Preferential Trade Status with the US Would Backfire

March 19, 2019

Washington says India has been the world’s largest beneficiary of preferential trade status. If trade benefits are abolished, the country will have to pay customs duties on products worth 5.6 billion US dollars that were previously duty-free, according to US data.

Role Reversal in India-Pakistan Conflict

Role Reversal in India-Pakistan Conflict

March 1, 2019

Whenever there is a clash between India and Pakistan, media and pundits present India as the good guys. In this case, at least, India is the aggressor and Pakistan is seeking dialogue, says Lahore Professor Junaid Ahmad

A Green New Deal for India?

A Green New Deal for India?

February 12, 2019

A new report from the Political Economy Research Institute puts forth a proposal to boost equity while lowering carbon emissions. Shouvik Chakraborty, an author of the report, explains

Russia, China on Defense and No Iranian Nuclear Bomb – US Intelligence Report

February 1, 2019

Russia and China are responding to “perceived US unilateralism and interventionism” – Paul Jay joins Taya Graham to analyze the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community

China Leads the Way in Eradicating Extreme Poverty

China Leads the Way in Eradicating Extreme Poverty

January 10, 2019

Greatest contribution to global poverty reduction has come from China says Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Thailand to Legalize Same-Sex Civil Unions

December 28, 2018

Thailand is headed for a ground-breaking change to its laws on same-sex relationships. Under proposed legislation, it could become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex unions. But some say the law doesn’t go far enough toward equality.