The emerging crisis of investment treaties

By Martin Khor* An epidemic of international legal suits taken by companies against governments for billions of dollars is causing public concern and leading to reviews of investment treaties.

Class Wars of 2012

By PAUL KRUGMAN* ? The New York Times On Election Day, The Boston Globe reported, Logan International Airport in Boston was running short of parking spaces. Not for cars ? for private jets. Big donors were flooding into the city… Continue Reading

Elected a President, Got a Dictator

Analysis by Cam McGrath CAIRO, Nov 28 2012 (IPS) – Brandishing flags and carrying banners denouncing ?the new pharaoh?, thousands of protesters thronged to Cairo?s Tahrir Square on Tuesday to voice their opposition to President Mohamed Morsi?s attempt to expand… Continue Reading

What?s The Matter With Italy?

Paul Krugman* Sorry about radio silence — real life intruded. Also, working on longer-term projects; including one that had me looking at a pretty big puzzle that isn’t getting much attention, namely, what is going on with Italy.

Adam Wheeler Went to Harvard

Jim Newell* On December 23, 2011, the dons of Harvard University finally got to see Adam Wheeler sentenced to a year in prison. Wheeler, a twenty-five-year-old whom they admitted in 2007 on the strength of an academic record he?d fabricated… Continue Reading

ASEAN Stumbles Again On South China Sea

Analysis by Richard Heydarian MANILA, Nov 2012 (IPS) – Against the backdrop of growing territorial tensions in the South China Sea, inflamed by a more explicit Sino-American rivalry in the Pacific theatre, the recently-concluded ASEAN Summit in Cambodia represented the… Continue Reading

Missing Themes in the U.S. Election

By Johan Galtung * WASHINGTON, Nov (IPS)–The media did their best to make the U.S. presidential election look important, the altar on which democracy is built. But there has been a problem ever since the Supreme Court legalised unlimited campaign… Continue Reading