Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
Are the United States and China heading toward an economic and military showdown or a peaceful convergence of interests? Two prominent China scholars, James Nolt and Bonnie Glaser, go head-to-head to answer the question.
Economist Milton Friedman cut a devastating path through the Global South.
The U.S. gets one right? The administration opposes lifting the arms embargo on China.
Most undocumented workers come from a region heavily influenced by U.S. foreign policy. It's not a coincidence.
War, instability, and high oil prices have created a perfect storm of profit for the worlds weapons manufacturers. This year, FPIF columnist Frida Berrigan reports, defense military analysts predict the biggest arms bonanza since 1993 ... which is saying something because in the aftermath of the first Gulf War the global industry reaped the benefits of a $42 billion arms race.
China and the United States are sustaining the global economy. But as FPIF columnist Walden Bello points out, this linked relationship is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
In The Perils of Globeerization, Chris O'Brien argues that beer can literally save the world.
Postcard From ... Singapore
Development Muzak plays again in Singapore at annual meetings.
A shuffling of the Fund's voting shares slashed Africa's already minimal decision-making power. While unfair, the move is just a symptom of what's wrong with the IMF.