Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
Negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) failed before they ever began.
The failure of the Cancun WTO ministerial may eventually come to be viewed as marking the end of the current global trade agenda.
In the aftermath of the bloodiest period of the occupation since the invasion, talk was rife that members of the U.S.-handpicked Iraqi Governing Council will soon be shown the door.
Despite new offers for broader participation in Iraq's reconstruction bonanza, the United States-convened donors' conference on Iraq ended in stifled disappointment, with only $13 billion raised--a far cry from the $36 billion target. To dampen expectatio
The drive for money for the Iraqi occupation is now the only game in town.
Cancun could lead to trade talks that actually bring about fair trade, and the benefits to both the developing and the developed world that have long been promised.
In the four months since U.S. President George W. Bush triumphantly declared the end of "major hostilities" in Iraq, the occupation has become ever more untenable and no less illegal by the day. Where are the members of the global antiwar movement?
The Bush administration seems to be applying its "for us or against us" anti-terrorism formula to trade policy.
U.S. President George W. Bush's administration is using the issue of nuclear weapons of mass destruction as a political and economic football, fabricating non-existent threats while turning a blind eye to real ones.
In the wake of the September 11th attack and the Iraq war, Nigeria's geopolitical significance to the U.S. has come into sharper relief.