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Walden Bello

Walden Bello

Walden Bello is the co-founder and current senior analyst of the Bangkok-based Focus on the Global South and the International Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He received the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, in 2003, and was named Outstanding Public Scholar of the International Studies Association in 2008. His books include: "Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right" (2019) and "Capitalism's Last Stand?: Deglobalization in the Age of Austerity" (2013).

Articles by this author

 

Ideas—Even the Most Foolish, Unfortunately—Have Consequences

The intellectual godfathers of the "alt right" and their descendants are on a fool's errand: to rationalize irrational hatreds.

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Gorbachev Rode the Tiger and Ended Up Inside It

The late Soviet leader ended the Cold War, but his botched reforms opened the way to Russia’s modern crony capitalism.

Walden Bello ·


Progressives Need to Understand Why the Son of a Hated Dictator Won the Philippine Election

The failures of liberalism made illiberalism popular. But the inevitable crises of the Marcos-Duterte regime offer opportunities for progressive organizing.

Walden Bello ·


Bin Laden, Trump, and the American Empire

What we can learn from the 20 years between the 9/11 attacks and the January 6 coup attempt.

Walden Bello ·


The Age of Discontent: What Drives the Rising Wave of World Protests?

New research shows that global protests are rising and have much in common—asking for no more than established human rights.

Walden Bello ·


Post-9/11 "Nation-Building" in Afghanistan and Iraq Was Nothing But Destruction

Nation-building in Afghanistan and Iraq was the resurrection of a doctrine that should have been buried after Vietnam.

Walden Bello ·


Osama Bin Laden's Ghost and the Multi-Trilion-Dollar Cost of Endless War

Twenty years of military quagmire of the Middle East has contributed to the fraying of the U.S. economy even as China has rapidly become the new center of global capital accumulation.

Walden Bello ·


A True Biden Withdrawal From Afghanistan? Don't Bet on It

Biden has promised an end to the endless wars. But such promises are not easy to keep.

Walden Bello ·

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