Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
Free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership undermine democracy and sovereignty.
As global civil society calls for a renewable energy revolution, the U.S. Congress is considering an African energy initiative that leaves the door wide open to fossil fuels.
If Obama thought his short pass through Pacific would boost the much-vaunted U.S. “pivot” to Asia, he soon discovered that the world is not cooperating with his best-laid plans.
Europe is way ahead of the U.S. in curbing dangerous high-speed financial speculation that adds nothing of value to the economy.
Human rights defenders in Guatemala are facing the worst environment since the civil war.
Climate change is already wreaking havoc on the Caribbean's vital fishing, tourism, and agriculture industries.
Conn Hallinan remembers Carl Bloice—an FPIF columnist, longtime journalist, and lifetime advocate for the dispossessed.
A majority of Floridians now favor thawing U.S. relations with Cuba. Will Washington follow?
Driven by a rising China and arms exports from the United States, military spending in Asia is on the increase.
The latest UN report on addressing climate change reflects a strong Western bias, but it's the most comprehensive tool we've got.