Issue No. 328 (Dec 2017)
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Trump, trade wars and the WTO
Trump just launched a global trade war?
trade action by President Donald Trump has ended the United States'
leadership on liberal trade and may trigger a global trade war with
major damaging consequences.
By Martin Khor
and his 'trade wars'
war will inevitably result in an impoverishment of all nations, with
no winners. The chief casualty will be the multilateral trading system,
as embodied in the World Trade Organisation.
By Chakravarthi Raghavan
implications of Trump's challenge to the WTO trading system
The Trump administration is challenging the very existence of the postwar
multilateralism in trade, which, despite its limitations, has made efforts
to bring order to global trade.
By Biswajit Dhar
trade war against China: A challenge to the South
Trump's moves in initiating a trade war are a defining moment for Southern
nations as to whether they can safeguard their special and differential
flexibilities which the US and the West are attempting to erase from
the multilateral trade rulebook.
By D Ravi Kanth
different about Trump's tariffs?
Trump's moves in raising tariffs have revived fears about a trade war
and the collapse of world trade.
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram
imperial intentions of Trump's trade war babble
Trump has much of conventional economics wisdom supporting him in his
delusions that the US is being treated unfairly or is 'behind' based
on its persistent trade deficits with China.
By Andrew M Fischer
redux and the Havana Charter
As multilateralism now comes under attack from the Trump administration,
developing countries should work for the emergence of a revitalised
multilateral system based on the more balanced and equitable bases envisaged
in the aborted Havana Charter.
By Richard Kozul-Wright
The Gates Foundation's African programmes are not charity
Philanthrocapitalism is an attempt to use market processes to do good,
and therefore problematic as markets are ill-suited to producing socially
By Philip L Bereano
rising international concern over a new debt crisis be matched by
While warnings about the emergence of another global debt crisis are
legion, there has not been a commensurate concern in establishing
a comprehensive debt workout mechanism to prepare for this eventuality.
By Mark Perera
quinoa boom goes bust in the Andes
The quinoa boom was an opportunity for farmers in the Andes to make
profits from their crops. But the incursion of large-scale farms outside
the Andean highlands into the market dashed these dreams.
By Emma McDonell
In assessing the recent missile attack on Syria, the writer warns
that the United Nations Charter, which permits armed force only in
self-defence or where it is mandated by the UN Security Council, is
By Richard Falk
things you need to know about Israel's latest attack on Gaza
As Israel prepares to celebrate the anniversary of its birth as a
modern nation on 14 May, it has begun the slaughter of the Palestinians
who are using the occasion to highlight their plight.
By Michael Lesher
will never be able to stop the spring from coming'
Shortly before the start of his 12-year imprisonment sentence on a
corruption conviction, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula
da Silva delivered a speech to thousands of supporters.
By Luiz Inacio Lula
Latin America 'Me Too' doesn't always mean the same thing
Feminist activism in Latin America has always been based on a political
and structural analysis of violence and it is this that differentiates
it from movements born in North America such as the 'Me Too' movement.
By Fabiana Frayssinet
the Western mind
Today we live beneath an invisible cultural hegemony, a set of ideas
implanted in the mass mind by the US state and its corporate media
By Jason Hirthler
Ellis Ayitey Komey (b. 1927) is a Ghanaian poet, short-story writer
By Ellis Ayitey Komey
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