Stories by Walden Bello

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."