Jeremy Kahn

South Africa at a Discount

Save money, live better—in Africa? The news that Walmart was buying a $2 billion controlling stake in South African retailer Massmart sparked the usual round of threats and protests. South Africa's powerful un-ions threatened to strike, a move that's believed to have downsized the Arkansas-based company's desire to buy Massmart outright.

Why India Is Courting Iran

Earlier this year, Brazil and Turkey infuriated the Obama administration when they announced just ahead of a critical United Nations vote on sanctions against Iran that they had brokered a deal to reprocess Iran's low-enriched uranium. Now many are wondering if India will be the next to break ranks on Iran.

India Gives a Big Hug to Burma's Junta

From Pyongyang to Khartoum, rogue regimes can usually find friends in Beijing—naturally. China is no democracy, so why would it worry about human rights where it can sell arms or drill for oil? This week, however, it's not China but proudly democratic India that's rolling out the red carpet for one of the planet's most repressive dictators.

Singh Has an Opportunity in Kashmir

The Kashmir valley has been convulsed by a series of violent protests since June. Demonstrations that began over alleged extrajudicial killings by Indian security forces quickly spiraled out of control, claiming at least 15 civilian lives—with each new death leading to another round of protest marches and more deaths as paramilitary police met rock-hurling demonstrators with tear gas, rubber bullets, and live ammunition.

Fresh As A...Beer?

If YOU'VE NEVER WORRIED about the six-pack aging in your fridge, start now. You're about to discover the newest gimmick in the beer business, and the oldest trick in marketing: create a need, then answer it.This week the nation's biggest brewer, AnheuserBusch, begins labeling each can and bottle of Bud or Michelob with a birth date ("Born on" July 4, for example) and a warning to drink up before 110 days.