Issues / Trade & Finance
The continent's own elites, together with the West and now China, are still making Africans progressively poorer, thanks to the extraction of raw materials.
If the left doesn't come up with a credible and comprehensive alternative to a focus on reducing the deficit, argues FPIF columnist Walden Bello, the far right might eventually fill the policy vacuum.
An international tribunal gives the green light to a lawsuit brought by two companies attempting to overcome strong public and government resistance to their destructive gold mining.
A new U.S. law requires that companies doing business in the Congo and adjoining countries disclose the provenance of the minerals transacted efforts taken to ensure armed groups don't profit.
In the aftermath of the Gaza flotilla in May, a powerful new alliance may be emerging in the Middle East.
The Greek economic crisis is not about living beyond one's means, reports columnist Walden Bello from Athens. It's the same story of unregulated financial speculation all over again.
The East African Community has accelerated negotiations with Europe for an Economic Partnership Agreement. The race is on for negotiators and lobbyists to either let Europe in or keep it out.
Nothing beats the G20 Summit as a centralized focus of anti-capitalist protest.
High-level diplomatic engagement would benefit both the international community and Iran itself.
U.S.-India nuclear transactions have an adverse effect on disarmament protocols, thwart development in India, and even threaten corporate profits.