There is a terrible danger lurking just over the DMZ that threatens the Republic of Korea and Northeast Asia. That threat demands an immediate response that is focused and forceful, as well as a long-term strategy that will bring together all members of the...
Defending Indigenous Lands in Honduras: A Photo Essay
All photos appear courtesy of the author, as well as another collaborator who cannot be named for safety reasons. For five months, Pedro Diaz and his daughter Iris—together with other members of the 400-family community of Rio Blanco, Honduras—have stood before this...
The Pedigree of the “Horsewich”
Not just relaxed regulatory protocols, but austerity itself, are bringing horsemeat to Europe’s tables.
GM Seeds and the Militarization of Food (And Everything Else)
Jon Letman of Truthout interviews Dr. Vandana Shiva—a globally respected Indian physicist, philosopher, and activist—on Hawaii’s role as a testing site for both GMO crops and the military, Hawaii’s relationship with Asia, and on the largely unspoken connection between GE crops, climate change, militarism, and what Shiva calls “a war against the earth.”
The Sunset of the “Celtic Tiger” Led to the Dawn of the “Horsewich”
The implosion of the Irish real estate bubble begat the Great Horsemeat Crisis.
The U.S. and Africa: The Next Four Years
Just two countries — South Africa and Nigeria — currently account for over 33 percent of the continent’s economic output.
Another Global Issue the Foreign Policy Debate Will Pretend Doesn’t Exist
You can be sure that the presidential candidates will keep certain issues at arm’s length on Monday.
Six Global Issues The Foreign Policy Debates Won’t Touch
In the interest of keeping vital global issues in the discussion, Foreign Policy in Focus reached out to scholars at the Institute for Policy Studies—our institutional home—to sketch out progressive perspectives on the world issues we don’t expect to get fair treatment in the debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Without an informed citizenry, these crucial topics will always fall by the wayside. So read up, and share widely!
Destroying the Commons
Down the road only a few generations, the millennium of Magna Carta, one of the great events in the establishment of civil and human rights, will arrive. Whether it will be celebrated, mourned, or ignored is not at all clear.
U.S. Water Policy Still All Wet
Growing conflicts over who owns water and how to manage it are emerging all over the world. Although debates at the UN and among civil society have moved toward the recognition of water as a basic human right, the United States still lags behind. Washington has instead largely supported private-sector approaches that will likely exacerbate conflicts over water resources. What is perhaps new is that the U.S. intelligence community is also looking at water as a potential national security concern.