Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
France grows less welcoming to former colonial subjects.
Not much is at stake for poor nations in this troubled round of global trade talks
New thinking for a trade and development agenda.
The United States must put development concerns ahead of its own short-term special interests.
We stand, first, with the emerging scientific consensus, which tells us we have very little time to act if we honestly expect to avoid a global (as opposed to a merely local) climate catastrophe.
A global movement called Jubilee 2000, which calls for external debt cancellation for the poorest and most indebted countries, has gained great momentum.
Since the late 1970s the U.S. has been a principal force in imposing structural adjustment programs (SAPs) on the governments of the global South.
The trade and labor debate is an important issue in both the ILO and the WTO.
The Asian financial crisis has eased, but its reverberations have enmeshed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a major legitimacy crisis over its recently assumed mission and its ability to implement it.
U.S. arms export policy was established to protect national security, but has become increasingly focused on commercial interests.