Compared to the West’s neoliberalism, China’s approach to investment in Africa has often been somewhat idealized as more of a “partnership” with the host country, with less moralizing by the Chinese over human rights practices and fewer strings attached economically....
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...
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...
Not just relaxed regulatory protocols, but austerity itself, are bringing horsemeat to Europe’s tables.
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 implosion of the Irish real estate bubble begat the Great Horsemeat Crisis.
Just two countries — South Africa and Nigeria — currently account for over 33 percent of the continent’s economic output.
You can be sure that the presidential candidates will keep certain issues at arm’s length on Monday.
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!
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.