Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
Debunking the myth of free trade from the historical perspective demonstrates that there is an urgent need for thoroughly re-thinking some key conventional wisdom in the debate on trade policy, and more broadly on globalization.
It remains to be seen whether a new marker has been set in al Qaeda's range.
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.