February 3, 2013

The World's Virtual Middle Class Rises

Thomas Friedman, New York Times

AP Photo

Leaders beware: Your people don’t need to be in the middle class anymore, in economic terms, to have the education, tools and mind-set of the middle class — to feel entitled to a two-way conversation and to be treated like citizens with real rights and decent governance.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Arab Spring, Tunisia, China, India


January 28, 2013
The Arab World's Useful Idiots
Barry Rubin, Jerusalem Post
The Western Left has sided with the reactionaries because they hate their own countries' systems more. This is a mistake and their compatriots will pay for it in blood. more ››
January 21, 2013
India vs. China: India Is Losing
Steven Rattner, New York Times
As recently as 2006, when I first visited India and China, the economic race was on, with heavy bets being placed on which one would win the developing world sweepstakes.Many Westerners fervently hoped that a democratic country... more ››
January 25, 2013
How to Save the Indian Miracle
Hemal Shah, Democracy Lab
Using its obligations to the IMF as political cover, India's government kickstarted the long-delayed process of liberalizing the economy back in 1991. The reforms -- and the economy -- have largely been a good news story ever... more ››
January 30, 2013
India Facing a Cultural Emergency
Sanjay Kumar, The Diplomat
India celebrated its 64th Republic Day on January 26 with much fanfare, displaying its military might and cultural diversity in a parade that rolled through New Delhi.   While the parade showcased the nation’s achievements... more ››
January 31, 2013
Gandhi's Heir Is Blowing It
Sumit Ganguly, Foreign Affairs
In late January, Rahul Gandhi, the grandson of famed Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, was named vice president of India's Congress Party. No such position had previously existed. The role's creation -- and Gandhi's elevation to it... more ››