Greenpeace Pirates? Russia Loses Another International PR War
Turkish PM Erdogan hosts increasingly isolated Hamas leader Mashaal in Ankara
Opinion: Amid Shutdown, U.S. Government Should Learn From Apple
Abe Shunned by China Gets Warmer Welcome Southeast Asia
Tunisia: politics as usual
Is Democracy Dead in the Birthplace of the Arab Spring?
In the wake of rising public unrest, Tunisia's government has announced it will step down and begin talks with the opposition about forming an interim administration in the run-up to new parliamentary and presidential elections.
After 20 years, Oslo Accords are just a faded memory
Pakistan’s gays in dark after Muslim nation’s first gay website blocked
Mexico’s storms: Should governments put emphasis on climate change prevention?
Tunisia deserves outside help as respect for democracy fades
China: richer but angrier
Is America really so exceptional?
Angela Merkel’s election win is reward for weathering the euro crisis at home
Germans' concern about the gap between the rich and the poor suggests inequality is likely to be on Germans' minds when they cast their ballots September 22. While recent surveys of voters' intentions do not indicate such worries will necessarily influence the outcome of the election, polling data suggests measures to address inequality may be high on the agenda of the new German government.
Environmental Concerns on the Rise in China
Survey Report The Chinese public is increasingly concerned about the quality of the country’s air and water after a year in which China experienced numerous high-profile environmental problems. Meanwhile, even though most Chinese have rated their national economic situation positively in recent years, there are also widespread concerns about the side effects of economic growth, […]
In Britain, emotive debate about the Muslim veil tempered by a streak of pragmatism
Global Image of the United Nations
UN Retains Strong Global Image
Survey Report As the United Nations opens its 68th General Assembly session, publics around the world continue to have a positive impression of the international organization. Clear majorities in 22 of the 39 countries surveyed say they have a favorable view of the UN, including thumbs-up from Security Council permanent members Britain, France and the […]
What Water’s Edge?
It is not clear that such high-minded bipartisanship has ever driven Americans' views on foreign policy. What is notable today, however, is the degree of such partisanship and the accelerating pace of this polarization on key international policy issues.
Syria’s Neighbors Worry about Extremism, Too
The prospect of a U.S. military strike on Syria has focused new attention on the role and influence of Islamic extremist groups – including Jabhat al-Nusra, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and jihadists from Chechnya, Pakistan and other countries – opposing the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Shift in Public Support for UN-backed Military Action
While UN approval might provide legal justification for a military strike against Syria, it is not at all clear that it would afford the American government and its European allies with political cover at home.
Insight: The end of angst? Prosperous Germans in no mood for change
Tunisians Disaffected with Leaders as Conditions Worsen
Overview In Tunisia, the euphoric Arab Spring has descended into a summer of discontent. Two years after launching the Arab Spring, setting in motion changes that have convulsed the Middle East and North Africa, worsening national conditions have soured Tunisians’ views of both their political leadership and many national institutions associated with the country’s democratic […]
Support for suicide bombing in Muslim countries shows drop over last decade, Pew Research shows
Hamas popularity strikingly low in Turkey, Pew survey finds
What to remember in Syria from Iraq’s sectarian war
Most Muslims reject Taliban, Al Qaeda: survey
89% Pakistanis say suicide bombing is ‘never justified’
Muslim Publics Share Concerns about Extremist Groups
Survey Report More than two years after the death of Osama bin Laden, concern about Islamic extremism remains widespread among Muslims from South Asia to the Middle East to sub-Saharan Africa. Across 11 Muslim publics surveyed by the Pew Research Center, a median of 67% say they are somewhat or very concerned about Islamic extremism. […]