Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
So much for nuclear weapons as a deterrent against war
The new IMF prescription of fiscal austerity and no capital controls makes little economic sense.
Sharon and Bush as war mongers
Most liberal commentators seemed to agree that Bush was merely the paperback edition of an American president.
"Free and fair" elections under a military government imply continuity of military rule, not a transfer of power to an elected parliament.
Russia's former republics have fixed borders, but Russia's conception of its own southern frontier appears to remain undefined. After a casual meeting with the presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan in Aktau, Kazakhstan on July 6
The dynamics of the system of deregulated, finance-driven global capitalism are the central problem of the current economy.
At one level there is a kind of donor fatigue, at another there are concerns about security in the country.
" This is a "betrayal of capitalism" in which the "most fundamental principles of our market system were being flouted."
This week's official inauguration of the African Union (AU), which replaces the moribund Organization of African Unity (OAU), was held amid predictable fanfare.