Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
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.
From the decline in democracy to the rise in the price of peace.
In order to qualify for the next loan installment, Prime Minister Coelho must convince the European Union and the IMF that he can make draconian cuts.
In its rush to jump on the Burma investment bandwagon, the U.S. is actually exploring working with Burma's army.