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Defense-dependent communities need to start diversifying their economies now, before shifts in Pentagon spending leave them with few viable alternatives.
The hottest conflicts raging at the moment defy easy answers.
Vladimir Putin is not reviving the Cold War. Rather, the U.S. failed to end it when it had the chance.
At a time of multiple environmental and social crises and an unprecedented expansion in the power of transnational corporations (TNCs), it has never been more urgent to exert social controls over such powerful institutions.
It has become all too common, with crises spiraling out of control in Gaza, Iraq, Ukraine, and elsewhere, to criticize the U.S. president for making his personal style of detachment into a national policy of disengagement.
The last time the U.S. accused Russia of downing a civilian airliner, nuclear war nearly broke out.
Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the U.S. government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.
As negotiations at the annual UN climate summit enter their final days, three participants weigh in on what's hot - and what's not - at COP19.
Disasters, inaction, and corporate sponsorship are increasingly desperate realities of the climate talks in Warsaw. IPS guest bloggers highlight the problems associated with these issues, which are rapidly becoming 'normal' at UN climate summits.
Gone are the days when the U.S. accounted for over 40 percent of the world's billionaires, with Western Europe and Japan making up most of the rest.