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.


China Lassoes its Neighbors

It might be the world’s largest free trade area, writes columnist Walden Bello, but Southeast Asia is still getting a raw trade deal from China.

China: The Prince of Denmark

Like Hamlet, Shakespeare’s conflicted Prince of Denmark, China was caught between conflicting currents in Copenhagen. Its failure to manage these challenges, argues columnist Walden Bello, led to its biggest diplomatic debacle in years.

Lessons of the Gaza Freedom March

The latest attempt to highlight the crisis in Gaza captured some media attention. But a failure to balance principle with pragmatism meant that the Gaza Freedom March did not achieve its full potential.

Climate and Capitalism in Copenhagen

The negotiators in Copenhagen are likely to address only half the story, argues columnist Walden Bello.

G20: Form, not Substance

At the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh, columnist Walden Bello expects a decline in substance and a growth in protest.

The Virtues of Deglobalization

Has the time finally come to reverse and end globalization?

Robert McNamara’s Second Vietnam

At the World Bank, Robert McNamara wreaked as much havoc in countries as he did when head of the Pentagon.

Keynes: A Man for this Season?

Economist John Maynard Keynes is hot. But, as columnist Walden Bello explains, he’s not enough.

Will China Save the World from Depression?

China’s stimulus package is not likely to bail out either the Chinese peasants or the global economy.

U-20: Will the Global Economy Resurface?

Like an injured German U-Boat, the global economy continues to sink. Columnist Walden Bello asks: Can the G-20 meeting bring it back to the surface before we all perish?

Asia: The Coming Fury

American consumers are cutting back on spending. One likely result: a new era of radical protest in Asia.

The Coming Capitalist Consensus

Economic and political elites are converging on Global Social Democracy as a solution to the current economic crisis. Columnist Walden Bello offers a timely critique of this new consensus.

How to Spend the Honeymoon

Will Obama bring real change to U.S. foreign policy, particularly in Afghanistan?

The Dracula Round

Will the WTO’s Doha talks come back from the dead?

Derail Doha, Save the Climate

From the point of view of environmental sustainability, global trade has become deeply dysfunctional.

The WTO’s Raw Deal on Services

Think trade liberalization in agriculture and industry is bad? What the United States and EU want to do with financial services is a train wreck about to happen.

The Anti-Climate Summit

When it comes to climate change, columnist Walden Bello writes, the G8 got its numbers all wrong.

Destroying African Agriculture

The World Bank and the IMF are the real culprits behind the current food crisis, argues columnist Walden Bello.

Can Capitalism Survive Climate Change?

The threat of global warming, argues columnist Walden Bello, requires a fundamental shift in the global economic system.

Capitalism in an Apocalyptic Mood

Even the world’s top financiers are beginning to panic.

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