Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
Climate change is literally melting down the list of available host venues for the Winter Olympics.
Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s chauvinistic surge has inflicted unmistakable damage on its national brand image.
Forced evictions are happening throughout Brazil in advance of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, exacerbating the country's growing inequality.
The shift from a permanent war footing to permanent diplomacy has significant promise for prosperity as well as peace.
The Winter Olympics in Sochi have brought renewed scrutiny to vulnerabilities that could undermine Russia's ongoing ambitions for international prestige.
The Obama administration’s pledge to restrain the global arms trade doesn't square with its aggressive promotion of U.S. arms exports.
As the economies of Southeast Asia integrate, Thailand's social divide is as stark as ever.
Washington's pursuit of trade with Colombia — encapsulated by the recent U.S.-Colombia free-trade agreement — is abetting human rights abuses and marginalizing Colombian activists.
Four years since its devastating earthquake, progress in Haiti is slow and reconstruction efforts are lacking at best.
Blind to the political and economic sources of their troubles, many Europeans are lashing out at gays, Jews, migrants, and the European project itself.