Daily Policy Digest

International Issues

DRUNKEN-DRIVING CASES SPIKE IN CHINA

China is considering the death penalty for drunk drivers...

AFRICA'S CAPITALIST REVOLUTION

Many economies in Africa have remained largely sheltered from the global financial crisis. To keep economic development there on track, the West must avoid protectionist impulses...

JAPAN'S FISCAL FRAILTY

Japan's state social security spending could reach Y41,000 billion ($430 billion) in 2015, up 42 percent from 2006...

ASIA WILL LEAD THE WORLD IN INNOVATION?

Reports of the death of America's technological leadership are greatly exaggerated, say observers...

VENEZUELA'S BRAIN DRAIN

An estimated 1 million Venezuelans have moved away since Hugo Chávez came into power...

CHINA VS. CIVIL SOCIETY

As the recent closure of a Beijing-based independent think tank shows, when the Communist Party wins, the people los, say observers...

THE COST OF LOW FERTILITY IN EUROPE

In the long run, low rates of fertility are associated with diminished economic growth, say researchers...

NO EXIT IN JAPAN

What Japan needs is more bankruptcies, not fewer, say observers...

GOVERNMENT'S PROFLIGATE FISCAL POLICIES LIKELY TO LEAD TO 1970S-STYLE STAGFLATION

The United Kingdom faces a deadly deficit crisis, says David B. Smith, a professor at the University of Derby...

WAR STARTS AT HOME

The physical security of women is strongly associated with the peacefulness of the state, according to study...


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