THE SHALE GAS RUN SPREADS WORLDWIDE

By Mark Sommer (*) ARCATA, California, Jul (IPS) Nine thousand feet beneath the surface of 34 U.S. states lie vast deposits of shale impregnated with natural gas. Unlike the concentrated reservoirs of earlier eras, most of which have now been… Continue Reading

India Conquers the World

by Joel Kotkin and Shashi Parulekar* – Newsweek After a long eclipse, an ancient country finally returns as a force in global business and culture. From the exclusive Club Lounge on the 19th floor of Singapore’s Mandarin Oriental, Anish Lalvani… Continue Reading

The decline of the Empire

Patricio Navia* Those interested in seeing the decline of the American post-cold war hegemonic power are happily witnessing the failure of Republicans and Democrats to reach an agreement, before the August 2nd deadline, to raise the debt ceiling on the… Continue Reading

Droughts Do Not Happen Overnight

By Ramesh Jaura IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis BERLIN (IDN) – As the international community struggles to provide all possible assistance to more than 11 million people in Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Kenya – adversely affected by the lack of food and long… Continue Reading

THE MIDDLE EAST NEEDS A MARSHALL PLAN

By Franco Frattini (*) ROME, Jul (IPS) The latest events in the Mediterranean and Middle East are a call for adequate responses to the region’s need for economic and political stability, development, employment, and resolution of migration issues. Such responses… Continue Reading

‘One Mubarak Goes, 18 Come In’

By Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani CAIRO, Jul 21, 2011 (IPS) – Almost six months after the popular uprising that led to the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak, the honeymoon between protesters and Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of… Continue Reading

AN ATTEMPT TO SILENCE PEACE MOVEMENT

By Jody Williams and Rachel Giora (*) WASHINGTON AND TEL AVIV, Jul (IPS) As the world watches the “Arab Spring” unfold in the Middle East -a reaction against decades of oppression and suppression of civil society- there are disturbing signs… Continue Reading

On Nauru, a Sinking Feeling

By MARCUS STEPHEN *- New York Times I FORGIVE you if you have never heard of my country. At just 8 square miles, about a third of the size of Manhattan, and located in the southern Pacific Ocean, Nauru appears… Continue Reading

Good Bye to Foreign Aid

By Somar Wijayadasa * NEW YORK, July, 2011 (IPS) – – Faced with a total public debt of $14.46 trillion, the United States is besieged by layoffs in police, fire stations, libraries, teachers and workers in all core services and… Continue Reading

Good Bye to Foreign Aid

By Somar Wijayadasa * NEW YORK, July, 2011 (IPS) – – Faced with a total public debt of $14.46 trillion, the United States is besieged by layoffs in police, fire stations, libraries, teachers and workers in all core services and… Continue Reading

Good Bye to Foreign Aid

By Somar Wijayadasa * NEW YORK, July, 2011 (IPS) – – Faced with a total public debt of $14.46 trillion, the United States is besieged by layoffs in police, fire stations, libraries, teachers and workers in all core services and… Continue Reading

Good Bye to Foreign Aid

By Somar Wijayadasa * NEW YORK, July, 2011 (IPS) – – Faced with a total public debt of $14.46 trillion, the United States is besieged by layoffs in police, fire stations, libraries, teachers and workers in all core services and… Continue Reading