Demographics

The Leaderboard: Yar Pyae

Who is he? Lieutenant General Yar Pyae heads the Myanmar Armed Forces’ Bureau of Special Operations 2, based in Shan State in the country’s northeast. He previously served as the chief of training and judge advocate general of the Myanmar…

Start Up, Stand Up, Stay Up?

By Sarah Watson — India’s government is faced with the task of not just creating new jobs but of upgrading existing jobs: converting them from low-productivity single-man businesses to high-productivity establishments that create exportable goods. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Start…

Japan’s Upper House Election

By Michael J. Green & Nicholas Szechenyi — On July 10, Japan’s ruling coalition won a comfortable victory in elections for the Upper House of the Diet (parliament), solidifying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s political power as he seeks to implement…