From Venezuela to Brazil to Argentina, the political left is crumbling, raising real questions about the durability of South America's so-called "Pink Tide." In Caracas, the future of Chávez protégé Nicolás Maduro remains unclear amidst plunging world oil prices, rampant inflation, power shortages and scarcity of basic goods.
The 18th round of negotiations on a secret deal to limit public oversight over the services economy starts today at the World Trade Organization (WTO)...
A newly released Wikileaks trove of emails sent to or sent by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, some as old as 2009, reveals a...
After conducting a lengthy investigation into Clinton's private email server, the FBI is nearing a verdict whether to seek criminal charges against the former Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady. A sampling of the secret exchanges has been released.
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For much of the 20th century, Western democratic nation states and the media coexisted within a mutually beneficial information ecosystem. This largely symbiotic relationship has been radically disrupted by the concurrent rise of digital technology and the social media ecosystem that it enabled.
Since reducing the dependence on fossil fuels is the basis of much of today's climate policy, it is hard to imagine how governments could achieve the reductions in fossil fuel usage required by the targets if they are not able to differentiate among energy sources.
As Middle Eastern conflicts raise tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Pakistan will find it increasingly challenging to navigate through the turmoil while maintaining a meaningful balance in its relationships with Riyadh and Tehran.
"Let's Change" is an appealing slogan, but the question is "change to what?" It seems likely from the interests that Mauricio Macri represents, and his political orientation, that Argentina's poor and working people will bear the brunt of any economic adjustment.
The U.S. can no longer overlook Riyadh's primary role in bankrolling and nurturing the most virulent forms of Islamic extremism around the world.
Some of the most important historical information for understanding current events comes, not surprisingly, from sources that were intended to be shielded from the public.
On September 8, 2015, former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma arrived in Minsk. He travelled to the Belarusian capital, as Ukraine's representative to the Trilateral Contact Group that seeks to end the conflict in Donbas.
Julian Assange has effectively insisted that another media world is possible and the corporate warfare state is unacceptable. Not coincidentally, the U.S. government wants to capture Assange and put him away, incommunicado, in a prison cell.
Emails released on July 31 by the U.S. State Department reveal more about the origins of energy reform efforts in Mexico. The State Department released them as part of the once-a-month rolling release schedule for emails generated by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now a Democratic presidential candidate.
Julian Assange: The treasures of human history belong to all of humanity. They are our collective history. Anything of significance in one country is of significance to others, because of the interconnections between people. It affects everyone eventually. And it is the height of arrogance for a journalist to say that, "No, I have decided, in this particular case, to remove this piece of human history from the world."
The documents, along with the analysis, highlight the way that the TISA responds to major corporate lobbies' desire to deregulate services, even beyond the existing World Trade Organization rules. This leak exposes the corporate aim to use TISA to further limit the public interest regulatory capacity of democratically elected governments.