Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

The road to the great regression

The road to the great regression

May 19, 2017

César Renduels Menendez de Llano, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Donatella Della Porta, Institute of Human and Social sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence This article examining the backlash against neoliberalism is the fifth instalment in our Globalisation Under Pressure series. In 1980, the novelist Martin Amis attended a meeting in Texas with...

Mob Killing Sparks Fresh Outrage Over Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

Mob Killing Sparks Fresh Outrage Over Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

May 5, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Zofeen Ebrahim A protest in Karachi over the lynching of Mashal Khan. Credit: Abida Ali/IPSKARACHI, May 5 2017 (IPS) – Aimal Khan, 27, an airman in Pakistan’s Air Force, warns the country will end up in the throes of mayhem if the state does not do something about the abuse of the blasphemy...

Mending Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

Mending Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

May 1, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By M Niaz Asadullah and Zaki Wahhaj KUALA LUMPUR – Four years ago, the deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh pulled back the curtain on the employment practices of the global apparel industry. We had hoped that the tragedy, which killed more than 1,100 workers – the deadliest accident in the industry’s...

‘Fake News’ is not Journalism…

‘Fake News’ is not Journalism…

May 1, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Irina Bokova Irina Bokova is Director General of UNESCO. PARIS, May 1 2017 (IPS) – Would you trust your news from any source? How are we able to ensure that ‘fake’(d) news does not overtake the flow of information? Journalism plays a vital role for society, bringing verifiable news and informed...

Protection of Journalists Fails in Latin America

Protection of Journalists Fails in Latin America

May 1, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Daniela Pastrana This article forms part of IPS’ coverage of World Press Freedom Day, celebrated on May 3 MEXICO CITY, Apr 29 2017 (IPS) – Mexican journalist Cecilio Pineda Brito covered drug trafficking issues in a region of the southern state of Guerrero where criminal groups are extremely...

Under Fire, Journalism Explores Self-Preservation

Under Fire, Journalism Explores Self-Preservation

Mar 24, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By A. D. McKenzie PARIS, Mar 24 2017 (IPS) – With widespread attacks on professional journalists and the rise of a fake-news industry, media experts agree that journalism is increasingly under fire. But how can the press fight back and ensure its survival? Judging by the stubbornly defiant tone at...

The five poverties of inequality

The five poverties of inequality

Mar 21, 2017

This article first appeared on openDemocracy Despite billions spent in official aid to fight poverty, the number of poor people in the world is not diminishing. And Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. Inequality is the worst kind of poverty, because inequality is precisely what causes it. Measuring poverty and allocating budget lines in...

Khat in the Horn of Africa: A Scourge or Blessing?

Khat in the Horn of Africa: A Scourge or Blessing?

Mar 12, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   Africa, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Headlines, Health, Population ADDIS ABABA, Mar 12 2017 (IPS) – Throughout a Sunday afternoon in the Ethiopian capital, Yemeni émigré men in their fifties and sixties arrive at a traditional Yemeni-styled mafraj...

Calais Migrant Camp Closure Drives Refugees To Paris Streets

Calais Migrant Camp Closure Drives Refugees To Paris Streets

Mar 10, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Melissa Chemam* Note: This article is being reproduced courtesy of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s online Journal ‘International Politics and Society’ published on March 7, 2017 with the headline Refugees Welcome? PARIS (IDN-INPS) – Since the destruction of the...

The Shameful Epidemic That Is Rape

The Shameful Epidemic That Is Rape

Mar 6, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Phil Harris ROME (IDN) – Do legal systems around the world give women and girls true protection from rape and other forms of sexual violence? Do the victims of rape and sexual violence have access to real justice if violence is perpetrated? The answer is ‘no’, says a report issued March 6...

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