Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
One of the most controversial "structural adjustment" policies promoted by the World Bank and the IMF is the imposition of user fees on primary healthcare and education
This past eight months of bloodletting between Israelis and Palestinians is no more than an additional, exhausting chapter in a decades old conflict.
Rather than continuing to dream of a Palestine with no Palestinians, General Sharon should be having nightmares, for himself and his people, thinking about the vengeance brewing in the hearts of those who have been made homeless or have lost their mothers
Mr. Sharon has returned the Palestinian society to a culture of resistance. Soon, he will move the international community to a new culture of responsibility toward protecting Palestinian civilians and realizing a negotiated solution to the conflict based
Any antidrug policy that forsakes or underestimates the decisive importance of democratic institutions or economic and social issues will always be counterproductive and play into the hands of drug traffickers.
Has NAFTA has benefited the working poor since its implementation?
With Vicente Fox nearly as popular in the United States as he his in Mexico, tomorrows meeting provides an opportunity to fulfill this promise. Hopefully, Bush and Fox will step up and seize this historic moment, rather than simply using their meeting as
Bushs stated top priority on trade is to guide new language through the U.S. Congress to grant the administration authority to negotiate new trade agreements with other nations under the so-called fast track rules under which Congress simply votes yes
The U.S. has a long history, spanning both Republican and Democratic administrations, of advocating openness and accountability at the IFIs.
In the recent debate on permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with China, some progressives argued that failure to ratify the bilateral deal would constitute a retreat into unilateralism.