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Walden Bello: Inequality and Liberal Democracy: A Disturbing Association

Neoliberal policies that have reigned since the 1980s

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Walden Bello: Why Japan Can’t Come to Terms with its Past

There are a number of theories why war guilt has not taken hold in Japan

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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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