We Can Live Without Gold

We Can Live Without Gold

Last night I attended a moving ceremony at the Smithsonian museum where the Goldman Environmental Awards were presented to six brave activists for a better world. One of the recipients was farmer-turned-activist Francisco Pineda, who is a leader of a coalition of...

Is a Higher GDP What We Want?

When we take the sustainability of our economic activities into account and compare gross domestic product (GDP) to new economic indicators, the result may come as a surprise. An increasing GDP may demonstrate growth in gross transactions, but it may not indicate that...
Global Power Shift

Global Power Shift

This essay was drawn from FPIF columnist Michael T. Klare’s new book Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy, published by Metropolitan Books It was not supposed to turn out this way. When the Cold War ended in 1990, American policymakers...
The Post-Abundance Era

The Post-Abundance Era

Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, foreign policy analysts have struggled to find a term to characterize the epoch we now inhabit. Although the “Post-Cold War Era” has been the reigning expression, this label now sounds dated and no longer does...