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Defeat Terror With Trade
The United States can burnish its credentials as "exemplar of freedom" in the world by explaining that economic freedom as exemplified by free trade is the first, possibly best "weapon" against terror... Read More...


Fifa has to call Zimbabwe’s bluff
Fifa has to call Zimbabwe’s bluff
Zimbabwe’s tourist authority wants “to ensure benefits from the hosting of the World Cup by South Africa”. Fifa already pledges assistance for upgrading sports stadiums to that end. Maybe they should ... Read More...


Non-Friction: Toward A Global Economy
Non-Friction: Toward A Global Economy
These expansion of the role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is well intentioned but will likely bring undesired results. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (fi... Read More...


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Building Better Institutions
Article of recent speech by IMF Head Rodrigo Rato, looks at the importance of well-functioning institutions as the key to development in the third world. By Rodrigo Rato. (The Cato Institute, Summer, ... Read More...


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Really Big Oil
Article looks at the real suppliers of oil, not large multinational corporations, but rather, nationally owned oil companies that control many of the actual reserves. Author observes how these state o... Read More...


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Cuba foils embargo, helped by benefactor, Venezuela
Article looks at how Cuba's economy, despite years of U.S. sanctions, is currently relatively healthy because of aid from Venezuela. Author observes what looks to many like a trade alliance of ideolog... Read More...


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Stuck in a Struggle
Author writes that the lack of economic and social progress is bound to undermine government authority in Afghanistan. By Haroun Mir. (6/22/2006) Read More...


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The future of globalisation
Author looks at the most recent collapse in world trade talks, known as the Doha round. Article also explains why the negotiations failed in what it calls the biggest threat to free-trade yet. (The Ec... Read More...


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What Does 'Energy Security' Really Mean?
Artilce looks at the emerging strategies in securing energy supply. A specific focus is given on the geopolitical context of safely acquiring and transporting raw energy products such as oil as well a... Read More...


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Challenges for a Post-Election Mexico
Author outlines the political and economic challenges facing president-elect Calderon. Also addresses implications for American economic and immigration policy. By Pamela K. Starr. (Council on Forei... Read More...


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Israel crisis keeps oil near peak
Article looks at how the current situation in the Middle East involving Israel, Lebanon, Hamas and Hizbullah could contribute to high oil prices and further effects on the world economy. (BBC, 07/14/0... Read More...


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Decision time for the Doha trade round
Article describes the furthering breakdown of international trade talks as WTO deadlines pass. A new proposition on agricultural tariffs and subsidies, called the 20/20/20 deal, is also mentioned and ... Read More...


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The Contributions of Agriculture to Development
Author discusses how much of third world agriculture differs from the agricultural system in the developed world and, what implications these differences might have for agricultural policy in the thir... Read More...


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Tax Inheritance, Not 'Death'
Instead of repealing or scaling back the estate tax, lawmakers should transform it into an inheritance tax. By Maya MacGuineas and Ian Davidoff. (Washington Post, 7/4/2006) Read More...


Germany's Cup Runneth Under
Germany's Cup Runneth Under
Despite a heart-breaking overtime loss to the Azzurri in the World Cup semi-finals, Germany's Football-induced euphoria can't be dampened. This is how Chancellor Merkel might capitalize on it. ... Read More...


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New green firm may be ripe for oil company takeover
Article looks at how the proposed takeover of a biodiesel comany by larger oil firms signals the growing importance of the alternative energy sector. (Terry Macalister, The Guardian, 07/06/06) Read More...


Pirates of the Black Sea
Pirates of the Black Sea
Just in time for the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the Authors discuss Russia as the new Tortuga of International Affairs. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (fir... Read More...


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The India Model
After almost a century of stagnant growth, India has in the past decade transformed itself into a rapidly emerging market. Author descries how India did this not by copying the policies of other Asi... Read More...


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Three Moments of the French Revolt
This article examines the general French resistance to neo-liberalism. Read More...


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Good Reasons for Taxes
Article argues for the importance of taxes and discusses the implications tax cuts have for the American national debt. (by Diane Lim Rogers, Brookings Institution, 4/16/2006) Read More...


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World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
UN specialized agency that works towards expanding and promoting intellectual property law. Read More...


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Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN)
Coordinating organization for NGOs and thinktanks around the US which promote labor rights. Read More...


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Economic Policy Institute
An economic policy thinktank which advocates a fair and sustainable economy, with a focus on the living standards of working people. Read More...


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Demystifying Hedge Funds
Author looks at the importance Hedge Funds have in the global marketplace and through what mechanisms they influence the international financial system. Several reasons why political backlashes again... Read More...


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The Return Of Voodoo Economics
Senior Republican leadership in the White House and Senate are painfully misguided in their assurances that tax cuts lead directly to higher federal revenues. By Sebastian Mallaby. (Washington Post, 5... Read More...


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Mexico's Uneasy Choice: The 2006 Presidential Election
Mexico's democracy has freed itself from its authoritarian past, yet it is faltering in its quest to become a modern nation. The country shed the one-party system that Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas L... Read More...


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Military muscles bulging in SE Asia
Southeast Asia's arms market is booming, as governments in the region shell out funds for everything from light arms to fighter jets in a gathering race to keep pace with their neighbors. By David Is... Read More...


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Lamy calls for trade deal revival
Article looks at the WTO boss' calls to revive a push for trade liberalisation. Comments come as countries fail to meet the Doha round's deadline for the third year in the running. (BBC, 05/01/06) Read More...


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Globalization and Economic Development in the Third World: Hazard or Enhancement?
Examines the global economic integration and whether globalization will bring economic growth for Third World countries. By Karla Sosa. (5/2/2006) Read More...


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Evo Morales tilts towards Chavismo
Article examines Bolivia's recent shift towards leftist economics. Current Latin American economic trends are also highlighted and compared with this country's new policies. (FT, 30/04/06) Read More...


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