Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
Colombia, traditionally Washington's best ally in the region, is cozying up to Brazil and building a solid commercial, financial and political network with its neighbor while Washington becomes more and more isolated as a result of the geopolitical restructuring taking place globally and regionally.
Inequality has become so extreme that even the foreign policy elite is worried.
How to pay for the crisis while making the country more equitable, green, and secure.
Multinational mining interests are using trade and investment treaties to turn profits and undermine democracy.
APEC's leaders are pushing more of the same in the Pacific -- but civil society is pushing back.
The Chinese economy continues to grow at a fast pace. But signs of distress lurk just below the surface.
APEC's record of irrelevance is rivaled by few other international forums.
What made Europe a compelling political, economic, and social alternative wedged between Anglo-American free marketeers and Soviet nomenklatura is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
Can we run our economy on military spending?
Barring a shocking turn of events, the 2012 election will not turn on foreign policy