Almost 50 million people in the U.S. are carrying student debt. The level of debt is vast, now over $1 trillion, and is a drag on the entire economy. By VIJAY PRASHAD
LAST month, China substantiated its integrated blueprint of the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road (...
The Republicans try to undermine the Obama regime’s nuclear negotiations with Iran by resorting to nefarious manipulation of foreign affairs intended to retain the view of a dangerous Iran and a threatened Israel. By VIJAY PRASHAD
Fundamentalist forces strike again, killing the writer and blogger Avijit Roy in Dhaka in what is being perceived as yet another attack on freethinking and secularism in Bangladesh. By HAROON HABIB
There seems to be no stopping the rise and rise of China as prominent members of the Atlantic alliance desert the U.S. to join China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank initiative, seen as its alternative to the World Bank and the IMF. By ATUL ANEJA in Beijing
The Benjamin Netanyahu-led right-wing coalition, hostile to the aspirations of Palestinians, wins again in the Israeli general election whose only positive outcome is the emergence of a united Arab bloc in the Knesset. By JOHN CHERIAN
The U.S. move to impose sanctions against Venezuelan government officials comes amid the country’s attempts to ensure that basic essentials are available to its population facing an economic crisis. By JOHN CHERIAN
Obituaries for the 2011 revolution are only now emerging. The general sense is of futility: What was the point of the uprising if the outcome is worse than the situation that existed? By VIJAY PRASHAD