Funding for agricultural development - some US$7.7 billion worth - would be directed in large part to genetically modified crop research. In other words, food aid policy for the first time mandates the use of genetic modification technologies.
The nuclear threat, organizers say, extends beyond Tohoku, even beyond Japan. And indeed, this is the message that has been heard around the world, as the anti-nuke protest and politics were staged with specific reference to Fukushima (sadly, rarely with respect to the wider Tohoku region).
The Chinese economy continues to grow at a fast pace. But signs of distress lurk just below the surface.
APEC's record of irrelevance is rivaled by few other international forums.
What made Europe a compelling political, economic, and social alternative wedged between Anglo-American free marketeers and Soviet nomenklatura is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
Can we run our economy on military spending?
The Pentagon has too much hardware once thought necessary to defeat the Soviet Union.
On November 6, Otto Perez-Molina was voted Guatemala's next president. Perez has been accused of genocide and serious human rights violations on numerous occasions.
What happens in Sri Lanka over the next five years might have a lot to do with the way the country looks for the next three decades.
The Complex is forever (at least as its managers see it). Despite modest rumblings in Washington about the Pentagon and intelligence budgets and the deficit, it"s not just considered too big to fail, but generally too big to question, and too deeply embedded to think much about.