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Walden Bello is a Foreign Policy In Focus columnist.
Inside the Deep Divide Roiling Thailand
Posted on: Jan 27, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
Thailand's anti-corruption protesters appear to have lost faith in the key tenet of representative democracy: rule by people or parties elected by the majority of citizens.
A Brewing Storm: Why America and China Are On a Collision Course in the Pacific
Posted on: Jul 23, 2013, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
China’s aggressive territorial claims, Washington's "pivot" to Asia, and Japan’s hawkish bluster add up to a volatile brew in the Asia-Pacific.
How to Break the International Deadlock on Catastrophic Climate Change
Posted on: Sep 7, 2012, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
The Bangkok meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change recently ended, with no progress towards reducing emissions.
Sexual Prey in the Saudi Jungle
Posted on: Feb 11, 2011, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
The rescue team that arrived to save Lorena advised her not to jump from the second-floor window. That gave her employer time to sexually assault her again.
Is Ireland Set to Follow the Asian Tigers Over the Cliff of Globalized Capitalism?
Posted on: Dec 21, 2010, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
With easy access to euro-market funds, banks like Anglo Irish lent huge amounts to prominent Irish developers, leading to a frenzy of overdevelopment.
Kirchner's Legacy: Getting Argentina Out of Crisis by Defying the IMF and "Free" Trade
Posted on: Nov 11, 2010, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
He reined in the IMF with the spectre of many other countries also walking away from their debts. By 2005, Argentina was able to kick the IMF out of the country entirely.
How Hyper-Capitalism May Hobble the Copenhagen Summit
Posted on: Dec 8, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
Unless we re-think the export-oriented capitalism that's causing all of our climate problems, the Copenhagen conference will be nothing more than a Band-Aid.
The G-20 Faces the Global Econopocalypse, But It's Nothing But a Big Show
Posted on: Mar 31, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
The show masks a deep fear among the global elite that it really doesn't know the direction in which the world economy is heading.
Less Consumer Spending in America Will Spark Radical Protest in Asia
Posted on: Feb 12, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
The sudden end of the 30-year export era in Asia is going to have some ugly consequences.
Is a New Economic Consensus Emerging from the Ashes of the Old?
Posted on: Jan 13, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
The swift unraveling of the global economy has left the world anticipating a new era of social democracy.
Manufacturing a Food Crisis
Posted on: May 23, 2008, Source: The Nation
In the years preceding Mexico's tortilla crisis, the country had been converted to a corn-importer by the IMF, the World Bank and Washington.
Capitalism in an Apocalyptic Mood
Posted on: Feb 24, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
Yes, global capitalism may be resilient. But it looks like its options are increasingly limited.
When Davos Meets Porto Alegre: A Memoir
Posted on: Jan 31, 2001, Source: Independent Media Center
"We live on two different planets: Davos, the planet of the superrich, and Porto Alegre, the planet of the poor, the marginalized, the concerned."
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