Where does Africa’s stolen wealth end up? Among other places, Trump Tower.
Slovenia and Bulgaria: a Tale of Two Reforms
Slovenia has virtually vaulted into Western Europe while Bulgaria has remained behind the informal Iron Curtain that continues to divide the developed from the developing parts of the region.
Six Reasons to Oppose John Kerry’s $4 Billion Plan for the Palestinians
Holding aid hostage.
Emphasis Added: The Foreign Policy Week in Pieces (5/17)
Emphasis, as always, added.
Portugal Struggles to Meet Troika Conditions
The European Central Bank, the European Commission, and the International Monetary Fund find themselves at odds with another Eurozone country.
U.S. Explores Military Engagement With Burma’s Brutal Military
The State Department’s official rationale is to encouraging “further political reforms.”
Burma as Capable of Scapegoating Muslims as Anybody
Army hard-liners in Burma are resisting President Thein Sein’s opening to the West.
Explaining the Cyprus Shakedown
In June 2012, the Cypriot government requested a bailout after its two largest banks took massive losses—around 1.6 billion euros—on Greek government bond write-downs. In order to remain solvent, it was determined that Cyprus needed 17 billion euros in assistance. What Cypriots got was a government claim on their own private bank accounts.
Tunisia and the IMF: Ennahda’s Mana From Washington (Part Two)
News reports suggest that Tunisia and the IMF are close to coming to terms over a $1.78 billion loan.
Structural Adjustment: Former President Ben Ali’s Gift to Tunisia (Part One)
The rip-off continues.