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Ireland's struggle to extricate itself from the British Empire contributed early and disproportionately to the political vocabulary of the twentieth century: colonial domination and guerrilla res

After the Battle in Seattle one thing is certain: The next WTO confab will be held somewhere like Singapore or Jakarta.

It is remarkable to what extent almost anything having to do with the Middle East in this country--be it political, cultural, historical or even personal--is permeated by the triumphalist vision

When the Clinton Administration privatized the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) last year, critics warned that the new company would seek to back out of a historic but unprofitable dea

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Walden Bello, author of Dark Victory: The United States and Global Poverty (Food First), is executive director of the Bangkok-b

The thousands of demonstrators who will greet the World Trade Organization delegates in Seattle on November 30 will have many voices but one message: The attempt to write a constitution for the g

Somewhere amid the dancing sea turtles and bustling WTO bureaucrats, the angry anarchists and the Al Gore entourage, the striking steelworkers and the billionaires in town to sip cocktails with B

The World Trade Organization imposes obligations on state and local governments that limit their ability to protect consumers, establish environmental standards and undertake economic stimulus in

Blogs

As Obama heads for Brazil, he might cross flight paths with Aristide, soon expected to return to Haiti

March 17, 2011

America's nuclear power plants are poorly managed and regulated, and it's time they were taken out of commission.

March 17, 2011

Obama's tour of Latin America will highlight how the US’s domestic multiple crises are hamstringing its ability to implement effective diplomacy.

March 16, 2011

Is Earth becoming Easter Island?

March 15, 2011

If the GOP succeeds in cutting back funding for agencies that regulate building standards and facilitate emergency evacuation, how will the US fare in the next unanticipated disaster?

March 15, 2011

Enormous resources are required to construct a safety net for the country's millions of citizens already mired in poverty.

March 14, 2011

Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley decries Department of Defense's mistratement of WikiLeaks suspect Pvt. Bradley Manning. Obama sides with Defense Department and Crowley resigns, warning that “the exercise of power in today's challenging times and relentless media environment must be prudent and consistent with our laws and values.”

March 14, 2011

Germany shoots down Libya no-fly zone, as neocons ask Obama to bomb Qaddafi's forces.

March 14, 2011

Anonymous leaks Bank of America employee emails allegedly showing fraud, fallout from the cables between Indonesia and the US and more fallout from P.J. Crowley's firing from the State Dept.

March 13, 2011

Both Robert Gates and Hillary Clinton are emphasizing diplomacy over defense.

March 10, 2011