Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
The new U.S. "road map" for peace in the Middle East presented by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State William J. Burns is no more than a placebo for consumption by both Palestinians and the world community
The fall of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in November 2001 presented the international community with an unprecedented opportunity to restore peace and security to a perennial trouble spot.
From Yemen to Kuwait and Pakistan, is the entanglement of the U.S. in the Islamic world actually serving the group's long-term strategy?
For the first time ever, the case of a violation of an ILO convention by the Government of the United States was taken up by the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards.
As Israel jumps from one self-made crisis to the next, the State of Israel itself is in an alarming condition.
A second contribution of labor standards is promotion of good governance and reduction of corruption.
The United States' recent stance on the case of Saadeddin Ibrahim is the first time since the signing of the Camp David Accords 25 years ago that America has made its aid for Egypt conditional upon a human rights issue.
The U.S. is not doing us any favors--it is endangering us for its own aggressive interests as a financial and military superpower.
Officials of the United Nations and the host South African government looking hard in the mirror this weekend will have to judge the World Summit on Sustainable Development a failure.
Despite the IMF's reformist rhetoric about "bailing in" foreign investors and distributing adjustment costs more equitably, there is nothing novel about the new IMF standby credit. It is once again about bailing out banks and bondholders.