Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
The greatest tragedy of Doha is that the world's richest economies, which invariably swear in the name of democracy, used undemocratic norms and arms to force a consensus down the throat of developing countries.
Israel would be doing itself a monumental favor by ending the occupation on its own terms, rather than withdrawing due to additional international pressure.
The mirage of positive movement in the deadly gridlock between Israelis and Palestinians continued today, uninterrupted by reality.
What is needed is a shot of adrenaline, and not a warmed-over initiative with no substance and no chance of success.
Investment Rules After Doha: A Time to Sow?
Instead of taking the opportunity for dialogue, rich countries have offered little or nothing to address the concerns of African and other developing countries.
The creation of the G-20 totally ignored the serious and continued efforts of the developing countries, speaking collectively through their Group of 24 (G-24), to collaborate with the G-7 and other industrial countries in the creation of a more effective
In the aftermath of the September 11 tragedies, arms production and sales worldwide will likely continue their upward trajectory--encouraged by national policies and supported by multilateral economic institutions.
Without this real movement in the Middle East Peace Process, the world will continue to be jerked from one meeting to another, from one announcement to the next, each time losing interest, losing hope, and losing their own morality.
With the assassination of right-wing Israeli Minister Rehavam Ze'evi, the cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians is once again on the front burner. In the coming days, neither side of this bitter conflict will be at a loss for rhetoric to exp