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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

 

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 ·


Fascism's Global Spread Is as Real as the Pandemic's

In the world's largest democracies, far-right movements that embrace violence, reject democracy, and target the vulnerable are on the rise.

Walden Bello ·


The United States Has Entered a Frightening Weimar Era

The violent storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump extremists underlines the face of crises to come.

Walden Bello ·

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