A new feature from The Washington Post: The Global Power Barometer:
This contraption basically churns through thousands of op-eds from around the world and analyzes what the world is saying about key nations and ideologies. Are they gaining power or losing it? Are they in or out of favor?
The idea is to provide a quick visual snapshot of who is managing to affect world opinion day by day, week by week, and month by month. You can click through the graphic display to see a small sample of the thousands of articles from around the world that were used to make the calculations of the day.
This is an interesting item, but I wonder how the core analysis of what to include or leave out in compiling the database is accomplished.
Just guess which way Israel's arrow is pointing...