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Articles and opinion

Article / 17th August 2020

Narrow self-interest makes it unlikely that the global north will commit the resources and know-how necessary to combat the global pandemic — which would also eliminate one of the factors contributing to civil conflict, writes Elizabeth Schmidt for Foreign Policy in Focus.

Article / 26th June 2020

Despite decades of protests against them, the IMF and World Bank continue to force the same discredited policies on poor governments and their people, writes Lara Merling.

Article / 22nd June 2020

The global pandemic could push half a billion people into deeper poverty on some counts and lead to a new COVID-19 apartheid era, warn Andy Sumner, Christopher Hoy and Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez in The Conversation.

Article / 13th June 2020

Despite the coronvirus pandemic, we are experiencing a continuation of rising outrage and street protests throughout the world. Governments need to listen to the demands from citizens legitimately protesting the denial of social, economic and civil rights, write Isabel Ortiz, Sara Burke and Hernan Cortes Saenz for IPS news.