Food & Farm
The TPP Can Still Be Stopped

The TPP Can Still Be Stopped

Despite the best efforts of activists, public scholars, and countless others throughout the world, the U.S. and trade ministers from 11 other Pacific Rim nations announced recently that they'd reached a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP — a massive new...

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Where the TPP Could Lose

Where the TPP Could Lose

After years of secret negotiations and silence in the media, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has risen to headline news. Now that Congress has voted to give President Obama “fast-track” trade promotion authority to push the deal through the House and Senate with...

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Obama’s Last Chance in Africa

Obama’s Last Chance in Africa

President Obama needs to unveil a new foreign policy initiative on Africa during his trip to Kenya and Ethiopia or risk going down in history as the worst president for Africa in recent memory. It would be a shame if the first American president of African descent...

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Israel Intercepts Another Gaza Aid Flotilla

Israel Intercepts Another Gaza Aid Flotilla

In the early hours of June 29, Israel Defense Forces violently intercepted the Swedish boat Marianne to prevent it from entering Gaza, using tasers against unarmed passengers. The 18 passengers, whose mission was to break the siege of Gaza, were taken to the Israeli...

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Yemen Is Starving, and We’re Partly to Blame

Yemen Is Starving, and We’re Partly to Blame

This commentary is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and OtherWords. Twenty million people in Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world, are at risk of dying from hunger or thirst. That’s 80 percent of the country’s population, which according to UN...

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