Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
Poor Bulgaria. Once again the Germans are headed her way—this time armed with nothing more than a change of currency and the policies of austerity that go along with it.
Over the last decade, thousands of Chinese gold-seekers have streamed into Ghana, falling into conflict with local authorities and rival miners.
Latin American leaders are reclaiming a right to differentiate their views from Washington's—and refusing to render it diplomatic tribute.
Angela Merkel's reelection in Germany means austerity reigns for now, but there is at least a silver lining.
A great deal of good can happen if military contractors and militarized communities invest in new energy technology rather than Cold War weapons systems.
How "the end of history" is precipitating the end of the planet.
Sub-Saharan states continue to underserve their people.
How chance encounters with pimps, prostitutes, and black marketeers make unplanned travels worthwhile.
Slovenia has achieved the most economic success among East-Central European states transitioning from communism, Bulgaria the least.
The charade of "generous offers" to the Palestinians.