Debate: Are “Failed States” A Product of Modern Globalization?

A debate on the motion that “Failed States are a Product of Modern Globalization.” Moderated by Foreign Policy magazine Editor-in-Chief Susan Glasser. Debaters include Col. John Agoglia (Ret.), Vice-President of IDS International; Emira Woods from the Institute for Policy Studies; Paul Wood, the President of Pax Mondial; and  Dr. Arvind Subramanian of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

The Luddites Revisited

Since it is the 200th anniversary of the British Luddite protests this month, that movement has been getting some attention.

Decoding the G-20 Drama

The brouhaha over “global re-balancing” boils down to this: Americans buy too much stuff from China.

Crisis as Opportunity

How is the Philippines responding to the “triple crises of vulnerability”: the global economic crisis, the food crisis and the spreading environmental crises of water, forests, fisheries and climate?

Debate on Globalization: Threat or Opportunity?

Debate on Globalization: Threat or Opportunity?

The IMF’s stated mission is to create and maintain macro-economic stability and to assist countries having solvency issues with their balance of payments. There are those who assert that the IMF is actually a destabilizing force within the global economy, while others believe that the countries themselves are to blame for poor economic choices.  In a provocative contest of perspectives and analysis Rick Rowden, a long time critic of IMF policy will challenge Eugene Nyambal, former Senior Advisor to Executive Director at the Board of Directors of the IMF.