Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Why international financial crises?

Why international financial crises?

May 31, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a former economics professor and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 31 2017 (IPS) – International...

Iran’s Long Economic Journey

Iran’s Long Economic Journey

May 29, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Hassan Hakimian LONDON – The landslide re-election of Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, reflects the by now familiar pattern of continuity and change that has characterized Iran’s major elections over the last two decades. For starters, the result defied most expectations. While Rouhani was the favorite, few anticipated his...

Growing Unemployed Youth in Africa a Time Bomb, But…

Growing Unemployed Youth in Africa a Time Bomb, But…

May 29, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS     By Friday Phiri AHMEDABAD, India, May 29 2017 (IPS) – There are nearly 420 million young Africans between the ages of 15 and 35 today. And it is estimated that within ten years, Africa will be home to one-fifth of all young people worldwide. These millions of young people could be a source...

Trump’s Magic Budget

Trump’s Magic Budget

May 29, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Carmen Reinhart CAMBRIDGE – US President Donald Trump’s administration has now released its budget plans for fiscal year 2018. Among the details provided in the document, entitled America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again, are projections for the expected path of gross federal debt as a percentage of...

Rethinking the Next China

Rethinking the Next China

May 29, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Stephen S. Roach NEW HAVEN – For the past seven years, I have taught a popular class at Yale, called “The Next China.” From the start, the focus has been on the transitional imperatives of the modern Chinese economy – namely, the shift from a long-successful producer model to one driven increasingly by household consumption....

Alert Over Lethal Virus Affecting Popular Tilapia Fish

Alert Over Lethal Virus Affecting Popular Tilapia Fish

May 29, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By IPS World Desk ROME, May 29 2017 (IPS) – A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world’s most important fish for human consumption, the United Nations warns, adding that though not a human health risk, Tilapia Lake Virus has large potential impact on...

Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

May 27, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Baher Kamal ROME, May 26 2017 (IPS) – Asia is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples on Earth, with an estimated 260 million of a total of 370 million original inhabitants worldwide. In spite of their huge number-equaling half of the combined population of Europe– they are often...

Veterans For Peace Mobilise To Resist Militarism

Veterans For Peace Mobilise To Resist Militarism

May 27, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Brian Trautman* WASHINGTON, D.C. (IDN-INPS) – The United States is the most militarized and jingoistic nation on earth. Its foreign policy is guided by imperialist militarism, neoliberal capitalism and racial xenophobia. For more than sixteen years now, three presidential...

Government austerity demands that we die within our means

Government austerity demands that we die within our means

May 23, 2017

Most people still don’t fully understand the true scale of the human cost that government imposed austerity has unleashed This article first appeared on openDemocracy VICKIE COOPER and DAVID WHYTE 23 May 2017 As we move towards the general election, we are paralyzed by what is probably the biggest single issue affecting ordinary people in the country:...

Towards Peace by Pursuing Live and Let Live Policies

Towards Peace by Pursuing Live and Let Live Policies

May 23, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Somar Wijayadasa* NEW YORK (IDN) – Foreign policies – an integral part of any national strategy – command the highest priority of all nations. Since World War II, several foreign policies of super powers did not yield expected results even though all policies and concomitant...