If increased trade to Africa is to benefit the continent's youth, democracy must go hand-in-hand with development.
Michael Klare details how rising oil and gas production close to home is enabling a more aggressive stance toward rivals abroad.
IPS joins Teaching for Change bookstore, Busboys and Poets, and others to welcome Bruce Rich to discuss and sign his new book on "the world bank and the politics of environmental destruction."
An event about a book on "Journeys From The Caspian Sea to the City of London."
Iraq's Kurds may at last have their own state. But is it the one they wanted?
Over 55 development, faith, human rights, community, and environmental groups from more than 20 countries teamed up to ask World Bank President Jim Kim to end Bank support for all fossil fuel projects unless the projects are solely focused on directly increasing energy access for the poor.
Putting aside even Iraq's horrifying descent into sectarian violence, the United States did a spectacularly poor job of governing the country.
It didn't take long for the world to recognize that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq constituted a "dumb war." But dumb wasn't the half of it.
Can China manage an effective partnership with both Sudans?
China and the United States compete for influence in the Persian Gulf, but they also have overlapping interests in the region.