Issues / Democracy & Governance
It must be said that corruption in Nigeria is a by product of the general rut that has beset the nation through more than three decades of military rule as well as years of short-sighted civilian governments.
Public understandings of the economy also matter.
Debunking the myth of free trade from the historical perspective demonstrates that there is an urgent need for thoroughly re-thinking some key conventional wisdom in the debate on trade policy, and more broadly on globalization.
Despite new offers for broader participation in Iraq's reconstruction bonanza, the United States-convened donors' conference on Iraq ended in stifled disappointment, with only $13 billion raised--a far cry from the $36 billion target. To dampen expectatio
The U.S., as the aggressor power and currently the occupying power, must abide by the requirements of international law and pay for the reconstruction of Iraq.
UN Security Council Resolution 1511 is highly unlikely to secure any goals it was advertised to solve.
The new Security Council resolution does nothing to change the fundamental problems of the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
Cancun could lead to trade talks that actually bring about fair trade, and the benefits to both the developing and the developed world that have long been promised.
It may not be long before a majority of Americans find themselves in agreement with the longstanding critics of the U.S. invasion and occupation.
The growing credibility crisis of the Bush administration with respect to Iraq, as well as the ongoing crisis on the ground in Iraq, provides us with new opportunities.