Leader Development & Education for Sustained Peace Program: Cross-Cultural, Geopolitical & Regional Education

LDESP Indo-Pacific Asia News Update – May 2014


The focus of the 13 May 2014 edition of the LDESP Indo-Pacific Asia News Update is on the recent elections in India and the escalation of events surrounding Thailand’s Prime Minister. Please click here to view the document without having to login.

What’s Inside:

In Review: Watching India’s Elections

Worlds Largest Elections: India’s Marathon Poll Concludes,” BBC

Major players: Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, BBC Profiles

Indian Democracy Runs on Briefcase-Sized Voting Machines,” The Atlantic

Despite the Election, India Still Isn’t Confronting Corruption,” Foreign Policy

Southeast Asia News Headlines: Thailand’s recent turn of political events

Disclaimer: Articles are taken from established and diverse professional periodicals, news articles, and editorial commentaries from different countries, reflecting a range  of political views/biases, that are intended to provide readers with a better understanding of various interests and perspectives regarding the situation in the region.  External links may expire at any time depending on the archiving policy of the particular news agency. News summaries may highlight only a portion of an article that is relevant to the readers and may not necessarily be the focus of the entire article or the headline. Opinions expressed in the articles, commentaries and features do not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, the US Navy, or the LDESP staff .

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