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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

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Things May Get Worse Before They Get Better for the U.S.

For many, Trump’s ouster is a relief. But his steadfast support among white voters puts his party on a crash course with democracy.

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The Death of Neoliberalism

The coronavirus pandemic roared through an already destabilized global economic system suffering from a deep crisis of legitimacy.

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The Racist Underpinnings of the American Way of War

The deadly interplay of racism, genocide, and denial at the heart of American white society has been reproduced in the country’s wars.

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The Race to Replace a Dying Neoliberalism

One would be foolish to count out the left.

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