Posts Tagged: development
President Obama is definitely "into" Africa. Unfortunately that has translated into holding the door open for U.S. multinationals to do what outsiders have done for centuries: extract the continent’s wealth.
On the outskirts of Europe people are literally dying to get in, while the core members of the EU are having second thoughts.
As it considers whether to back a controversial dam in Tajikistan, the World Bank needs to revisit its criteria for funding projects that displace people from their homes.
Concerned about terrorism as well as influence from Washington's economic rivals, the Obama administration is renewing its efforts to support the Somali central government.
For some Korean American activists, the Sewol ferry disaster is a reminder that South Korean capitalism is a product of the country's authoritarian past—a past in which the U.S. played no small part.
For North Korea to rise higher on the list of U.S. priorities, Washington policymakers will have to stop considering it in isolation.
The migration of highly skilled workers can pay dividends for immigrants and their employers, but it produces losers as well.
Forced evictions are happening throughout Brazil in advance of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, exacerbating the country's growing inequality.
A studied refusal to pay attention to South Sudan's colonial history helped ignite the current crisis.
Four years since its devastating earthquake, progress in Haiti is slow and reconstruction efforts are lacking at best.