Posts Tagged: development
Diamond-rich Botswana avoided the dreaded resource curse and established a prosperous, stable democracy. But political turmoil has begun to roil the traditionally placid society.
Thousands of government representatives from the 20 nations met recently to deepen neoliberalism and kick the can on climate change, and all we got was another viral cat video.
Burma's constitution awards a quarter of its parliament to the military. But that's not Aung San Suu Kyi's biggest problem by a long shot.
Growing up Nepali in America, I bridged my cultural divide with progressive activism. Then the earthquake hit.
Latin America's largest country once looked ascendant. Now it's been laid low by widespread violence, structural racism, endemic corruption, and external economic shocks.
Otto Pérez Molina started his rise to power during a U.S.-backed dirty war. The uprising against impunity that brought him down has been waiting in the wings ever since.
While the international community propped up kleptocratic generals, South Sudan's social entrepreneurs took matters into their own hands. The future of the country belongs to them.
If he wants to save his legacy on Africa, Barack Obama will have to be more than a shill for U.S. security firms and corporations.
The new BRICS bank could rival the IMF or fall flat on its face. Either way, it's a sign of shifting global power and influence.
Backed by U.S. development aid, the Ethiopian government is seizing land, demolishing homes, and cracking down on activists in a bid to expand its capital city.