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Wolfowitz power memo. Mohamed El Beih has dug out a fascinating early Wolfowitz memo which made me shudder. The memo extracts, which appear in Stern Opportunity (free subs) reveals a mind filled with naked power politics. more...

Alex Wilks ~ April 14, 2005


Rewarding allies, pocket change. "More reconstruction money for Afghanistan and Iraq? Sure! New loans for Pakistan? Yes sir!" Christian Science Monitor reviews the controversy over Wolfowitz. It concludes, however, that the Bank is becoming increasingly irrelevant, still useful for rewarding allies, but being dwarfed by other financial flows.

In aggregate for Southern countries this may be true, but not for the most aid-dependent ones, notably in Africa.

Alex Wilks ~ April 08, 2005


Indonesian complaint. George Monbiot still seems to be alone among The Guardian's columnists and correspondents in coming out for Wolfowitz. John Vidal, the paper's long-standing environment and social correspondent, carries a complaint from Longgena Ginting, a former director of Friends of the Earth Indonesia and now running the International Financial Institutions campaign at Friends of the Earth International. more...

Alex Wilks ~ April 06, 2005


Burkinabes not impressed. A strong article carried on a Burkina Faso portal condemns the Wolfowitz appointment to the World Bank in no uncertain terms. It says (French) Washington is clearly giving itself all the means possible to "encircle and suffocate the rest of the world in order to bring it to adopt the U.S. worldview". more...

Alex Wilks ~ April 06, 2005


 
 
 
   

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