GlobalDecember 2, 2013

As tensions rise in Asia, a look at how Japanese, South Koreans and Chinese view each other

Vice President Joseph Biden is in Asia on a trip that will take him to Japan, South Korea and China for high-level meetings that come at a time when tensions have ratcheted up in the region over China’s decision to declare an air defense zone over disputed islands – just one of the issues underlying […]

ReligionNovember 19, 2013

New Google ad highlights complicated India-Pakistan relationship

The feel-good ad may be surprising to Western viewers, who are likely familiar with the two nations’ antagonistic relationship.

GlobalNovember 8, 2013

Despite Challenges, Africans Are Optimistic about the Future

Even though many in Africa continue to face serious financial adversity, their economic outlook is more positive than many others around the world, and they are hopeful about their children’s future.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 4, 2013

While focus on foreign problems lessens, U.S. public keeps its eye on China

While the American public increasingly has been looking inward after years of economic stress at home and a decade of wars abroad, they have a keen awareness of the challenges posed to the U.S. by China in the superpower competition between the two countries.

GlobalOctober 23, 2013

Report questions drone use, widely unpopular globally, but not in the U.S.

A new report raises “serious concerns” about the U.S. drone campaign in Pakistan. U.S. public opinion about the use of drones in general sharply differs from the widespread opposition to the missile strikes among other nations.

GlobalOctober 23, 2013

Few Americans trust Pakistan

Only 10% of Americans believe the U.S. can trust Pakistan a great deal or a fair amount.

GlobalOctober 22, 2013

Tough questions ahead for China on its treatment of citizens

China today will undergo its second Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record by the United Nations Human Rights Council at a time when a survey shows that few publics around the world believe the nation respects the liberties of its citizens.

GlobalOctober 22, 2013

As China coughs and chokes, public concern about air pollution rises

Nearly half of Chinese say air pollution is a “very big” problem in their country.

GlobalOctober 7, 2013

Obama bows out of Asian summit amid mixed views of U.S., China in region

President Obama’s decision to cancel his trip to the Pacific Rim economic summit because of the political battle at home over the budget and debt ceiling comes at a time when publics in the region have mixed views about the U.S. and China.

GlobalOctober 7, 2013

Indonesians upbeat about Obama and the U.S., despite the president’s cancelled trips

President Obama has cancelled a trip to Indonesia for the third time because of troubles at home.