Views Digest

February, 2016

  • 21 February

    Do Lawyers Have the Right to Punish in India?

    The assault on Kanhaiya Kumar by a group of lawyers is a reminder that some of the lawyers have tainted the image of the bar in India, writes one analyst.

  • 20 February

    Thousands of Americans Could Face Hunger

    Policymakers must take action to preserve access to nutrition assistance.

  • 18 February

    Darkness at High Noon in Korea

    With governments on both sides of the DMZ extinguishing what little remained of the "sunshine era" of engagement, the peninsula is lurching toward a new period of darkness.

  • 16 February

    Bhutan Diversifies its Renewables with Wind Turbines

    Bhutan is developing wind and solar to reduce its reliance on hydropower and reduce electricity imports every winter.

  • 15 February

    More Gridlock Awaits Washington?

    The death late last week of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has further complicated the 2016 presidential race and threatened to bring even more gridlock to Washington DC with Republican Senate leaders pledging not to confirm any nominee sent to them by President Obama to replace Scalia. Lauren Bell looks at the battle that Obama administration now faces in getting a nominee confirmed, but also argues that a protracted nomination fight might end up working against the Republican Party in an election year.

  • 12 February

    Is Rwanda Stoking Ethnic Fires in Burundi?

    According to both the United Nations and the United States, Rwanda is arming and training Burundian rebels. The goal is to bring down President Nkurunziza, but why? What’s in it for Rwanda? Here is an insight into the complex relationship between two neighbors who really don’t get along.

  • 8 February

    NYC is King of Presidential Contributions

    New Yorkers poured more cash into presidential politics last year than residents of any other American metro area. With nearly $66 million donated to Republican and Democratic candidates’ campaigns and the outside groups like super PACs backing them, the city was the candidates’ top source of both direct campaign contributions and super PAC funds.

  • 7 February

    Europe’s Other Russia ‘Problem’

    Russia’s economy continues to die a slow death, and is forecasted to contract even further this year. Europe must shine a spotlight on Russian business practices that threaten to have a global impact.

  • 5 February

    If Football is Deadly, Why Do We Still Watch?

    The evidence that football leads to brain injury is mounting, but there are two big reasons why it's not likely to change anytime soon.

  • 4 February

    Modi’s Idea of India

    Conflicting political, constitutional and ideological imperatives will continue to generate paradoxes.