Politics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/18819/www.facebook.com/dtrif en Top 10 Obama wannabes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/global/100720/top-10-obama-wannabes <p> From the prime minister of Israel to a Filipino look-a-like, here are 10 politicians around the world who have tried to mimic Obama&#39;s style.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/global/100720/top-10-obama-wannabes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Americas Asia-Pacific Bolivia Europe Germany Politics Middle East Colombia Philippines United Kingdom Sat, 01 Jan 2011 12:47:00 +0000 News Desk 5572074 at http://www.globalpost.com On Location: Tunis — An uprising that inspired a region http://www.globalpost.com/video/commerce/110125/location-tunis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Jensen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/47194313167a1-original.jpg?1297867787" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:01:26 05:59</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("47194313167a1", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Africa On Location Politics Middle East Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:59:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5612931 at http://www.globalpost.com Bihar chief minister cracks down on bureaucrat corruption http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/bihar-chief-minister-cracks-down-bureaucrat-corruption <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asks civil servants to declare assets if they want to draw salary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> True to his pre-election promises, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is cracking down on government corruption, India&#39;s <a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/declare-assets-or-go-without-salary-nitish-to-babus/articleshow/7364281.cms">Economic Times newspaper reports.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/bihar-chief-minister-cracks-down-bureaucrat-corruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Asia-Pacific Politics India BRIC Yard GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 26 Jan 2011 06:29:21 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616055 at http://www.globalpost.com Raw Feed: Cairo ignites http://www.globalpost.com/video/110128/live-video-cairo-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Jensen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/a31de1c67240b-original.jpg?1297867786" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:01:28 15:08</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("a31de1c67240b", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Egypt Politics Fri, 28 Jan 2011 20:08:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5613399 at http://www.globalpost.com Our man in America's Lahore shootout roils Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/home/our-man-americas-lahore-shootout-roils-pakistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More fuel for conspiracy theories, CIA-bashing, and the usual Pakistan fun </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/home/our-man-americas-lahore-shootout-roils-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Home Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific Diplomacy War Politics India BRIC Yard Pakistan GlobalPost Blogs Sat, 29 Jan 2011 01:19:21 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616084 at http://www.globalpost.com Raw Feed: Cairo continues to rage http://www.globalpost.com/video/egypt/110129/cairo-protests-mubarak <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Jensen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/06bd13a555683-original.jpg?1297867786" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:01:29 13:11</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("06bd13a555683", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Egypt Business Politics Middle East Sat, 29 Jan 2011 18:11:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5613903 at http://www.globalpost.com Raw Feed: Showdown with police in Cairo http://www.globalpost.com/video/commerce/110129/video-egypt-protests-cairo-interior-ministry-showdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Jensen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/e400ba5fb1638-original.jpg?1297867785" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:01:29 20:20</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("e400ba5fb1638", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Egypt Politics Middle East Sun, 30 Jan 2011 01:20:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5613907 at http://www.globalpost.com Who says Delhiwallahs don't care? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/elections/who-says-delhiwallahs-dont-care <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thousands march against corruption in Indian capital as tolerance for graft hits new low </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> On the 63rd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Sunday, more than 1,000 citizens and activists of non-government organisations gathered at Azad Maidan to protest against the corruption, reports<a href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/Thousands-protest-corruption/Article1-656649.aspx"> the Hindustan Times</a>. It was a part of the nationwide protest against corruption &mdash; India against Corruption.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/elections/who-says-delhiwallahs-dont-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elections Asia-Pacific Politics India BRIC Yard GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 31 Jan 2011 08:38:57 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616087 at http://www.globalpost.com Is Pakistan pushing a South Asian arms race? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/conflict-zones/pakistan-pushing-south-asian-arms-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Experts say Islamabad has deployed 100 warheads, topping India's total </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Pakistan&#39;s nuclear arsenal now totals more than 100 deployed weapons, a doubling of its stockpile over the past several years, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/30/AR2011013004682.html">reports the Washington Post,</a> citing estimates by nongovernment analysts.</p> <p> And guess what: It could be the US effort to stop proliferation and convince everybody to put down their nukes at the root of the problem.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/conflict-zones/pakistan-pushing-south-asian-arms-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific War Politics India BRIC Yard Pakistan GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:42:35 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616088 at http://www.globalpost.com Commonwealth Games probe covers $6 billion in potential scams: Probe committee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/commonwealth-games-probe-covers-6-billion-potential-scams-probe-committee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And you thought gold was a good investment? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Commonwealth Games works under investigation are worth some $6 billion, so the committee entrusted with the probe needs more time to snoop around, a local report cites probe head&nbsp;V K Shunglu as saying.</p> <p> &quot;The total project costs worth Rs 28,000 crore ($6 billion). How do you expect me to complete the probe within three months,&quot; V K Shunglu told the Press Trust of India.</p> <p> The term of the panel has been extended till March 31 to submit its full report.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/commonwealth-games-probe-covers-6-billion-potential-scams-probe-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Business Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets Politics India BRIC Yard GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 01 Feb 2011 05:47:29 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616096 at http://www.globalpost.com Video: People power swarms Tahrir Square http://www.globalpost.com/video/commerce/110201/cairo-tahrir-square-mubarak-march-of-millions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Jensen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/77239e37b46b4-original.jpg?1297867785" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:02:01 12:33</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("77239e37b46b4", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Egypt Politics Middle East Tue, 01 Feb 2011 17:33:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5613955 at http://www.globalpost.com Video: Mubarak supporters turn violent http://www.globalpost.com/video/commerce/110202/egypt-mubarak-cairo-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Jensen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/46bbefe174449-original.jpg?1297867784" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:02:02 16:21</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("46bbefe174449", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Egypt Politics Middle East Wed, 02 Feb 2011 21:21:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5613985 at http://www.globalpost.com RIP K. Subrahmanyam -- a good source, a clever wit, and a good man http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/rip-k-subrahmanyam-good-source-clever-wit-and-good-man <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India's Holbrooke succumbs at 82 after shaping India's foreign policy for decades </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/rip-k-subrahmanyam-good-source-clever-wit-and-good-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Politics India BRIC Yard GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 03 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616111 at http://www.globalpost.com Raw Feed: Cairo's media clampdown http://www.globalpost.com/video/110203/egypt-protests-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Jensen and Mark Scheffler </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/57e9f5671c165-original.jpg?1297867783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:02:03 13:47</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("57e9f5671c165", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Egypt Politics Middle East Thu, 03 Feb 2011 18:47:00 +0000 Jon Jensen and Mark Scheffler 5614005 at http://www.globalpost.com Revisionist journalism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/revisionist-journalism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leaked report shows investigators censured top BJP politician for role in riots </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> This December, Indian newspapers reported that a special investigation team (SIT) tasked with probing the role of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in riots that killed some 2,000 people in Ahmedabad in 2002 had given the leader a &quot;clean chit.&quot; &nbsp;But the real story is very different, <a href="http://www.tehelka.com/story_main48.asp?filename=Ne120211coverstory.asp">reports India&#39;s Tehelka magazine</a>, which claims to have gained access to the original SIT report.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/revisionist-journalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Business Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets Politics World Religion Culture & Lifestyle India BRIC Yard GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 04 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616117 at http://www.globalpost.com