President Obama has a history of supporting constructive international programs that can reach women smallholder farmers with critical investments, but he got it wrong with the New Alliance, and it needs to be scrapped.
Given the fractured and evolving global political landscape, both sides, and neither side, will achieve all of its objectives. Swimming against the tide has its own appeal at a time when virtually everything about the world order seems to be up for grabs.
While international and domestic problems bombard us daily, strong signals indicate that a new kind of revolution is afoot that has the potential to open doors to people who have been left out of jobs, and the mainstream economy.
Globalization and economic integration have created a new weapon and a new deterrent: the potential use of the marketplace against an aggressive nation state.
What the world is now witnessing in Ukraine is a political struggle between two different visions of modernity, good governance and a decent society. It is an echo, 20 years later, of what happened in 1989 and thereafter in many Warsaw Pact countries. They are now mostly members of the European Union and of NATO, living proof that history is not destiny. There is no reason why it could not happen now in Ukraine, in Russia. . .and elsewhere. The choice is for Ukrainians, Russians and others to make. But Europe and the United States should be there to help.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov On G8: 'We Don't Believe It Will Be A Big Problem If It Doesn't Convene'
Britain and Germany have also warned that Russia could face permanent exclusion from the G8 if the Kremlin took further steps
THE HAGUE--President Obama this evening will urge leaders of major industrial nations to indefinitely suspend Russia from
THE HAGUE, March 24 (Reuters) - The G8 group of industrialised nations will not meet in Russia this year, British Prime Minister
"We call on both sides to ensure that there can be a reduction in tensions and the avoidance of conflict," he said. Hague
We learned, for example, that eight of the 12 funds had been direct recipients of public sector investment, whether through