By Martin Khor (*) GENEVA, Jan (IPS/South Centre) Is China still a developing country or has it joined the ranks of the advanced developed countries? This has become a pressing question, especially after the US President Barack Obama reportedly told… Continue Reading

Nuke Free Middle East Meet ‘A Priority Issue’

By Ramesh Jaura Interview with UN General Assembly President Al-Nasser BERLIN | NEW YORK (IDN) – UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser is committed to convening a conference directed at establishing a nuclear-weapons-free zone in the Middle East.

WSF: Working Towards a Never-Ending Democracy

By Antonio Martins PORTO ALEGRE, Jan 27, 2012 (IPS) – For five centuries, Europe has taken it upon itself to enlighten the world, teaching it ways to address and overcome crises, from ideas and wars to missionary work and genocides.

Dismantling a Dictatorship ? Peacefully

Analysis by Marwaan Macan-Markar BANGKOK, Jan 23, 2012 (IPS) – As he dismantles a 50-year military dictatorship without a shot being fired, Burmese President Thein Sein is resorting to the political art of compromise.

Suicidal mood

By: Patricio Navia* And the challenges Romney faces in coming weeks The unexpectedly weak second place for Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primaries has brought uncertainty back to the Republican presidential nomination race.

Why We Went Black

By Tim Karr – ZSpace Page Wikipedia and Google blacked out? Redditers in an uproar? Thousands of geeks abandoning their cubicles to take to the streets? What’s happening here?

Alan Greenspan’s ship of fools

Dean Baker – The Fed’s FOMC is supposed to steer the US economy to prosperity. As we now see, it was completely rudderless in 2006 In keeping with its policy of releasing transcripts with a five-year lag, the Federal… Continue Reading

Unrest Spread Eastwards

Analysis by Zoltan Dujisin BUDAPEST, Jan 20, 2012 (IPS) – Protests in Hungary and Romania are the first signs of anti-systemic mobilisation in the Eastern half of the continent. While protests in both countries indicate dissatisfaction with their governments? authoritarian… Continue Reading

Taxes at the Top

By PAUL KRUGMAN -The New York Times Call me peculiar, but I?m actually enjoying the spectacle of Mitt Romney doing the Dance of the Seven Veils ? partly out of voyeurism, of course, but also because it?s about time that… Continue Reading

West’s romancing of the Taliban

Praveen Swami ? The Hindu People of Afghanistan will pay the price for the West’s looming deal with the Islamic Emirate it destroyed after 9/11. In the spring of 1839, the extraordinary Indian adventurer and spy, Mohan Lal Kashmiri, engineered… Continue Reading

For S&P, the Emperor has no clothes

Presseurope For the European press, the ratings downgrade for nine eurozone countries by Standard & Poor’s merely confirms what markets and leaders have known for a long time: that the difficulties of the eurozone are primarily due to rifts between… Continue Reading