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India’s Far-Right PM Modi Meets Protests in London

April 22, 2018

While India’s Hindu-nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to Britain to sign a free trade deal, activist Amrit Wilson says the BJP government is stoking communal and sexual violence against women, Muslims, and Dalits

Trade War Greatly Exaggerated

March 31, 2018

America’s trading partners, including Europe and China, will likely wait for Trump to move on to his next distraction–which could be a real war, not a trade war, says CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot

The Political Currency of Mao’s Little Red Book

March 26, 2018

Anti-capitalism and anti-imperialism were some of the key points of agreement between Black anti-colonial activists and Chinese Communists, but under what heading is Afro-Asian solidarity expressed today?

President Xi Jinping’s Indefinite Rule Denounced by Chinese Intellectual

March 25, 2018

National People’s Congress of China re-elected President Xi Jinping to a second term and abolished term limits on the presidency. There were very little dissent allowed resisting the decision, but one critic, intellectual Li Datong wrote an open letter challenging the decision, says China scholar, professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom

BJP’s Electoral Success in Northeast India a Blow to the Left

March 11, 2018

The ruling party of India, the BJP, strengthened its position in the country’s northeast after winning elections in three states, with the victory in Tripura ending 25 years of Communist rule. Journalist Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty discusses the BJP’s victory and the region’s political shift

How Did Communist China Become a Capitalist Superpower?

March 2, 2018

In his new book, “Competing Economic Paradigms in China,” Steve Cohn examines how China’s economic policy went from Maoist to “iron rice bowl” to neoliberal

Col. Wilkerson: Trump’s N. Korea Diplomacy ‘Absurd’

February 26, 2018

By refusing to engage in diplomacy with North Korea, the Trump administration could be leading South Korea to break away from its strategic alliance with the U.S., says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

IMF’s Structural Adjustment Programs Weaken States They Aim to

February 26, 2018

A new paper from the Political Economy Research Institute discusses how the IMF’s programs undermine the ability of governments in developing countries to properly govern

Public or Private Ownership of Banks: Which is More Efficient?

January 16, 2018

Devika Dutt of PERI explains the gap between common economic thinking, which favors private ownership of banks, and the data

India’s Capital of Delhi Has the World’s Worst Air Pollution – Why?

December 26, 2017

Fossil fuels, especially coal, are the main culprit, but despite the public health emergency, the government isn’t acting on the issue, says PERI research fellow Shouvik Chakraborty