An economist digging below the surface of an IMF report has found something that should shock the Western bloc out of any false confidence in its unsurpassed global economic clout.
Category: European Union
US Berates Georgia for Not Being Sufficiently Anti-Russian
Having been considered a darling of Washington, the small country in the Southern Caucasus once again finds itself between a rock and a hard place, writes Giorgi Lasha Kasradze.
Winning & Losing the Economic War Over Ukraine
Not only has Russia withstood the economic assault, but the sanctions have boomeranged — hitting the very countries that imposed them, write Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies.
A Full-Scale Attack on Ukraine’s Labor Rights
Georgii Sandul surveys the anti-labor effects of laws passed in the last year and notes that they do not bring the country any closer to joining the E.U.
Reasons for an Argentina-Brazil Currency Union
It’s a way to help them re-industrialize, writes Barbara Fritz, at a time when recent geopolitics have also sharpened concern about dollar dependency.
Caitlin Johnstone: Unprovoked!
In the mass media you’re not allowed to talk about the U.S.-NATO actions that diplomats, politicians, academics — even the head of the C.I.A. — have long warned would lead to war in Ukraine.
Qatargate & the Decline of the European Left
A scandal rocking Europe further undermines trust in politicians nominally on the left, writes Attilio Moro.
COP27: Loss & Damage Deal, But No Fossil Fuel Phaseout
Despite a hard-fought victory on a developing world fund, campaigners said COP-27 failed to call for a phaseout of all fossil fuels.
Meloni’s New ‘March on Rome’?
The Italian Republic was born from the ashes of Fascism, with the post-war constitution enshrining pluralism. Giorgia Meloni, nonetheless, got the majority of the vote, reports Attilio Moro.
Africa Doesn’t Want to Be a New-Cold-War Breeding Ground
Efforts by the U.S. and NATO to draw Africa into their geopolitical conflicts raise serious concerns, writes Vijay Prashad.