“It’s bringing policy attention and public attention back to the issue of poverty, to the issues of deprivation and the fact that this government has not delivered at all for the bottom 50 percent, much less the bottom 20 percent” says Economist Jayati Ghosh
If Africa as a continent does not have strategic objectives of its own, the history of impediments to African economic development will be repeated in its engagement with China, says Ethiopia’s Alemayehu Geda
Acting Secretary of Defense justifies the increase in military spending with three words: China, China, China – Historian Gerald Horne joins Paul Jay
Washington says India has been the world’s largest beneficiary of preferential trade status. If trade benefits are abolished, the country will have to pay customs duties on products worth 5.6 billion US dollars that were previously duty-free, according to US data.
Whenever there is a clash between India and Pakistan, media and pundits present India as the good guys. In this case, at least, India is the aggressor and Pakistan is seeking dialogue, says Lahore Professor Junaid Ahmad
A new report from the Political Economy Research Institute puts forth a proposal to boost equity while lowering carbon emissions. Shouvik Chakraborty, an author of the report, explains
Russia and China are responding to “perceived US unilateralism and interventionism” – Paul Jay joins Taya Graham to analyze the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community
Greatest contribution to global poverty reduction has come from China says Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research
Thailand is headed for a ground-breaking change to its laws on same-sex relationships. Under proposed legislation, it could become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex unions. But some say the law doesn’t go far enough toward equality.