Faiysal AliKhan, a fellow at the New America Foundation, just returned from a research trip in Afghanistan. One thing he noticed was the generational divide and how that’s a factor in the presidential election set for April 5th.
British Cartoonist Steve Bell: President George Bush’s 1988 Election Campaign
British political cartoonist Steve Bell has been taking down British politicians in his weekly cartoons and comic strips for more than three decades in The Guardian. Along the way Bell has caricatured many US presidents.
This one satirizes President George Bush’s election campaign in 1988. Listen to Bell’s description below.
Step into Nairobi’s sprawling Kibera slum and it’s easy to see how community tensions escalate into violence.
Overcrowded shanties, garbage piles, and raw sewage were all contributing factors to the ethnic clashes and sexual assaults that ravaged this informal settlement after the 2007 presidential elections.
A group of local Muslim and Christian women calling themselves the Vision Sisters, hope their recent community work will mitigate such crises during this year’s March 4th elections.
They’ve spent the last year operating a facility all the neighbors can appreciate: a public bathroom.
Photo of the Day: Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who is also the leader of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), leaves a news conference at his party’s election headquarters in Tokyo.
Japan’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) surged back to power in an election on Sunday, just three years after a devastating defeat, giving ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a chance to push his hawkish security agenda and radical economic recipe. Voters had expressed disappointment with Noda’s DPJ, which swept to power in 2009 promising to pay more heed to consumers than companies and reduce bureaucrats’ control of policymaking. (Photo: REUTERS/Issei Kato)
Photo of the Day: A man walks with his bicycle in front of a screen showing propaganda displays near the Great Hall of the People at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
Just days before the party’s all-important congress opens, China’s stability-obsessed rulers are taking no chances and have combed through a list of all possible threats, avian or otherwise.
Their list includes bus windows being screwed shut and handles for rear windows in taxis - to stop subversive leaflets being scattered on the streets - plus balloons and remote control model planes. The goal is to ensure an image of harmony as President Hu Jintao prepares to transfer power as party leader to anointed successor Vice President Xi Jinping at the congress, which starts on Thursday. (Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Barria)