Wealthy corporations may use trade courts to keep public health measures from cutting into their profits.
Cuba stands at a historic crossroads: playground for the rich or isolated Communist backwater. Can it find a third path?
The rules aren’t broken–they’re fixed.
When suing the government of El Salvador, one legal powerhouse just isn’t enough. With a major pot of gold at stake, Pacific Rim doubles up its legal attack.
U.S. corporate lobby groups bash Australia for refusing to give foreign investors powerful new rights in the Trans-Pacific trade deal.
The first trade agreement to be negotiated by the Obama administration should allow governments to control volatile capital flows.
Land investments – the purchase or lease of vast tracts of land from mostly poor, developing countries by wealthier food-insecure nations and private investors for the production and export of food and agrofuel crops – have become a very fast-paced international phenomenon.
John Dale’s new book scrutinizes the battle between civil society activists, corporations, and states over U.S. foreign Policy toward Burma’s military junta.
Phyllis Bennis is available for interviews about President Obama’s speech at the White House this evening on withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
This downloadable pdf fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about the implications for the developing world of taxing financial speculation.
The Top 10 Changes to Build a Pro-Labor, Pro-Community and Pro-Environment Trans-Pacific Partnership
Expedited talks with China may shine a brighter spotlight on these controversial agreements.
Guest columnist Sarah Anderson served on an Obama advisory group on economic policy. Here’s the inside story.
Report of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy Regarding the Model Bilateral Investment Treaty
IPS participated in this Obama administration review process.
Civil society proposals to fix the global financial system would benefit ordinary people in impoverished countries and in the United States.