Foreign Policy In Focus columnist Walden Bello is a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines and a senior analyst at the Bangkok-based research and advocacy institute Focus on the Global South.
The rise of Japan’s reactionary right suggests that the country has yet to come to terms with its actions in World War II.
Pope Francis’ passivity in the face of the brutal Argentine military government fails to inspire confidence.
Hugo Chavez put an end to the reign of neoliberal IMF policies that had impoverished the masses of Latin America.
Make no mistake: the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia” is all about containing China.
As outrage over the abuse of women rocks India, women’s rights advocates mark a historic victory in the Philippines.
The climate conference in Doha is a diplomatic charade masquerading as a serious climate negotiation.
A Southeast Asian radical looks back on China’s transformation.
The final stretch of the 2012 campaign has turned into a bipartisan exercise in imperial chest-thumping.
As our global economic and ecological crises converge, neither neoliberalism nor Keynesianism can cure what ails us.
As Syrian society slowly disintegrates, non-aligned states from the developing world may show the way forward to a diplomatic resolution.
With China and the United States enabling each other to avoid meaningful emission reductions, the rest of the developing world must take the lead.
This is the dilemma of most countries in the South: we are victims of climate change, and our weapons are few and limited.
Walden Bello journeys through Burma’s changing political landscape.
A representative of the Philippine parliament visits Syria to bring home overseas workers caught in the civil war.
Apple’s march to market supremacy has been accomplished at tremendous cost to both American and Chinese workers.
Can the Social Democrats shape a more positive vision for Germany’s relationship with Europe?
APEC’s record of irrelevance is rivaled by few other international forums.
For humanity to survive and prosper, capitalists must confront the limits of growth-led models, and progressives must confront the problem of population.