Walden Bello

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Walden Bello

Foreign Policy In Focus columnist Walden Bello is a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines and a senior analyst at the Bangkok-based research and advocacy institute Focus on the Global South.

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Time for Democracy in Singapore?

With Singapore's longtime strongman now passed away, some expect the statelet's authoritarian political culture to follow him into the grave.

How the Left Failed France’s Muslims

In a different world, Cherif and Said Kouachi might have become progressive activists. But where the left abdicated its outreach to marginalized communities, the Islamists moved in.

How Liberal Democracy Promotes Inequality

Western-style democracies — not the dictatorships they replaced — have allowed deeply undemocratic economic systems to flourish. So what's to be done?