Central Asia

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

ISIS Gains Power and Innocents Die as Syria Retreats From Peace

May 8, 2017

By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet Trump’s failed leadership is only making the sectarian violence worse. Syrian refugees in Lebanon staying in small cramped quarters, 3 September 2012.Photo Credit: By Voice of America News: Margaret Besheer reports from the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli; “Syrian Refugees Seek Out Smugglers”. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons A few…

Why Did The US Just Bar a Former British Diplomat From Entering the Country?

September 8, 2016

Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray blew the whistle on how the Americans were using Uzbekistan’s medieval torture program to produce false intelligence in the war on terror

Here’s how Mexican journalist avoided iPhone spyware hack

August 28, 2016

By Tim Johnson. This article was first published on McClatchy DC. The logo of the Israeli NSO Group company is still displayed Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, on a building where it had offices until a few months ago in Herzliya, Israel. The company’s software has been linked to attempted hacks of iPhones in the United…

Argentina & The Emerging Market Crisis

February 28, 2014
James Henry: Facing a surging public deficit, Argentina has devalued its currency in response to the Fed’s tapering of quantitative easing and China’s slowed purchasing of imports