Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
China is emerging as the leading economic force in Burma, and the Burmese are starting to get uncomfortable.
By clinging to a paternalistic attitude and an antiquated Washington Consensus, the United States has opened up space for a broad Chinese role in Africa.
Turkey and Syria are no longer BFFs.
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.