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
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.
By Marshall Auerback – Naked capitalism News stories continue to suggest that Greece once again appears on the verge of reaching a deal with its private sector creditors on how much of a loss they would be willing to accept… Continue Reading
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.
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.
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.
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?
By Brian M Downing* – Asia Times The United States and other powers are seeking to change the government of Iran from the present mullah-centered authoritarianism to a representative government, or at least to a government more acceptable to regional… Continue Reading
By Anwarul K. Chowdhury* IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint No time is more appropriate than now to build the culture of peace. No social responsibility is greater nor task more significant than that of securing peace on our planet on a sustainable foundation.… Continue Reading
Dean Baker – guardian.co.uk 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
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
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
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Jan 19, 2012 (IPS) – When Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces his new team of senior officials shortly, his appointments will be based not only on merit but also on demands made by the five big… Continue Reading
By Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani CAIRO, Jan 19, 2012 (IPS) – The Islamist landslide in recently concluded parliamentary polls has led to fears in some quarters of an impending paradigm shift in Egyptian foreign policy. Most local analysts,… Continue Reading
By Ed Crooks – The Financial Times New York. Bruce Cochrane?s family furniture business illustrates what may be the start of a US industrial renaissance. His story also offers insights into the opportunities and the pitfalls facing manufacturers wanting to… Continue Reading
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
By Will Kelleher* – Think Africa Press / Human Wrongs Watch The first democratic elections in Egypt in over 50 years drew to a close on Wednesday, January 11 with the final runoffs held in some of Daqahleya, Qena and… Continue Reading
By Brooke Masters, chief regulation correspondent, FT ?Shadow banking? must be dragged into the harsh light of day and both it and global banks must be forced to serve the real economy, one of the world?s top regulators has warned.… Continue Reading
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
By Danilo Valladares GUATEMALA CITY , Jan 2012 (IPS) – The end of the Maya long-count calendar does not predict a global catastrophe, let alone the end of the world, say native activists and elders who spoke to IPS in… Continue Reading