Many hoped President Enrique Pena Nieto’s energy reforms would catalyze the renewable sector in Mexico, with its abundance of wind, solar and geothermal resources. Instead, his government risks missing an opportunity to make good on its commitment to a clean energy future and to tackling climate change.more
In the short time since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in May, he has revolutionized his country’s foreign relations. Modi has defied conventional wisdom, upended national traditions and launched a peripatetic campaign of rebuilding India’s ties to other nations.more
The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir’s phased voting process for local elections continued over the weekend. In an email interview, Sten Widmalm, professor at Uppsala University in Sweden and author of “Kashmir in Comparative Perspective,” discussed politics in Kashmir.more
Young people and youthful energy propelled the Egyptian uprising that began in 2011, and they remain the Arab world’s best hope. Today the military appears to have won in Egypt, but the long-term outcome of the struggle there is still in question; how it unfolds will be a bellwether for the Arab world.more
Recently a country that is both a NATO ally and a member of the European Union has come under fire for rejecting core Western values: Hungary. What has gone wrong? Most of Hungary’s growing band of international critics lay the blame squarely at the door of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.more
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