A shuffling of the Fund's voting shares slashed Africa's already minimal decision-making power. While unfair, the move is just a symptom of what's wrong with the IMF.
Postcard from Jenin Palestine Israel IDF
Commenting on an exhibition of political cartoons from around the world, international pollster Clay Ramsay provides some insights into Why They Hate Us.
Sarah Browning writes about how poets have used their distinctive voices to protest war, from the 5th century BC to the ongoing conflict in Iraq.
At the UN, George W. Bush praised democracy and diplomacy in the Middle East. Stephen Zunes gives you the real story.
Should the United States emphasize democracy or humanist religious traditions in its approach to global Islam? FPIF's Najum Mushtaq and Abdeslam Maghraoui of the U.S. Institute of Peace offer two different answers.
Poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa won't come through a quick fix.
Violent clashes have destroyed a four-year ceasefire in Sri Lanka. Heres one place where the United States (and the UN) could make a difference before its too late.
The White House promised a nonpolitical speech on 9/11. So why was the president talking about Iraq?
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