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We do not care a whit about their human rights as long as they satiate our unbridled appetites.

A new trade deal with Colombia will flood the country with cheap US agricultural products, devastating rural farmers.

Indian journalist P. Sainath explains the disastrous consequences of his country's extreme income inequality.

The Roots of the Côte d'Ivoire Crisis

How the demand for chocolate—yes, chocolate!—helped fuel the country's civil war.

Can the world sustain a country the size of China with an appetite for the good things in life on par with America's?

To restore economic stability, the US must rethink its approach to domestic manufacturing.

Peace has descended on the most contentious point of conflict between East and West for the past six decades, the standoff between Taiwan and mainland China—but don’t expect the folks at the Pentagon or their military contractors to celebrate.

The bailout may stanch the bleeding for now, but if the EU does not strengthen economic governance and growth and work toward further political integration, new crises will erupt.

Globalization advocates must realize that they're dealing with a new world.

The "Seattle coalition" for fair trade has suffered some setbacks, but on the whole we have filled the political space we created in the tear gas and drizzle a decade ago.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership might give corporations the ability to sue countries for “expected future profits.”

November 11, 2014

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

September 4, 2014

The president should be proposing new rules for importers who manufacture their products overseas, but don’t hold your breath.

April 23, 2014

Expanding energy access makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is using a failed scheme—like carbon trading—to pay for it.

April 11, 2014

The real goal of the TTIP is to weaken the power of citizens to defend themselves against corporate abuses.

March 24, 2014

Change won’t come to America’s broken immigration system from policymakers. It will come from organizers.

March 10, 2014

A new US trade representative is a former lobbyist pushing for limits on Internet freedom and draconian intellectual property policy.

February 27, 2014

It was clear then, as it is now, that "free-trade" agreements are disasters for workers and the environment.

February 15, 2014

Opposition to free-trade policies is coming not just from factory towns but from rural regions that could decide some key Senate races in 2014.

February 3, 2014

The president is getting a lot right. But he cannot afford to muddle his message tonight.

January 28, 2014