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Walden Bello: Will Europe Enlist in Washington’s War Again?

It is helpful to review the record of Europe’s response to Washington’s imperial overtures

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Walden Bello: The BRICS: Challengers to the Global Status Quo

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

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Walden Bello: Military “Suspends” Class Conflict in Thailand

The Thai military marked its second month in power by unilaterally imposing the power to issue decrees to “preserve public peace and order”

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Walden Bello: Class War: Thailand’s Military Coup

Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda

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Walden Bello: The Philippines and Mexico

Emerging Markets? Think Again

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Walden Bello: Obama in Asia: Washington Extracts Rent-free Basing from the Philippines

As U.S. President Barack Obama descends on the Philippines, Manila and Washington are rushing to complete negotiations on an Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation between the two countries

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Walden Bello: Thailand’s Deep Divide

Thailand’s anti-corruption protesters appear to have lost faith in the key tenet of representative democracy: rule by people or parties elected by the majority of citizens

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Walden Bello: Global Poverty Down, Philippine Poverty Remains High

That the poverty situation in the Philippines has not improved has been the cause of much concern lately. According to the National Statistics Coordination Board, 27.9 percent of the population currently lives below the poverty line, a figure that was practically unchanged from the figure of 28.6 per cent and 28.8 respectively in the first Read more…

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Walden Bello: Wrong Choice, Again?

The conclave to elect the new Pope was an opportunity for the Catholic Church’s all-male college of cardinals to choose someone who would lead the Church into the 21st century. Again, they flubbed the opportunity, as they did when they elevated Joseph Ratzinger to his role as Pope Benedict XVI eight years ago. The new Pope, formerly Read more…

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Walden Bello: I’ll Miss Hugo

I’ll miss Hugo. When I first was introduced to him in Porto Alegre in 2003, he greeted me, “Mi padre,” and said he learned a lot from me. I was dubious about this and thought he was simply buttering me up, like any two-bit politician. Then he started telling me what he learned from Development Read more…

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