With oil prices down and wealthy countries bungling COVID-19, the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses that wealth papers over.
Deadly, disruptive, and economically devastating as COVID-19 has proved to be, in retrospect it may turn out to have had at least this one silver lining.
How will the coronavirus transform the relationship between state and market? A look at oil, food, and finance.
Trump’s blunders have placed us back on the path to a truly catastrophic war, with barricades of lies blocking every off-ramp.
From the U.S. to the U.K. to Turkey, it is a hallmark of right-wing populists to make a preposterous policy and then be forced to retreat.
From Brazil to India to the United States, extractive industries have aligned themselves with authoritarian governments waging war on minority populations.
War and militarism are destroying the planet. But if we de-fund the Pentagon, we can save it.
For all their overwhelming firepower, the U.S. and its allies can cause a lot of misery in the Middle East, but still can’t govern the course of events.
The Trump administration is all about forcing open overseas markets for U.S. businesses.
Before Venezuela devolves into civil war, the U.S. should lift the sanctions, take the military option off the table, and get behind a negotiated, nonviolent solution.