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The Hong Kong Protests: A Democratic Struggle and Its Limitations

The anti-government movement in Hong Kong has been sustained and forceful. While limited by the confines of liberal democracy, the protests momentarily prevented an authoritarian measure designed to curtail civil rights in the region.

Sonja Krieger

August 22, 2019

The U.S.-China Trade War and the Race for Global Hegemony

The escalating trade war with China has U.S capitalists trembling. Yet they simultaneously crave access to the Chinese domestic market. A battle for global hegemony looms on the horizon.

Juan Cruz Ferre

June 12, 2019

From Marco Polo to Xi Jinping: Italy Joins the Silk Route

Italy signs a new trade agreement with China. What does this mean for China's relationship with Europe?

Markets, Volatility and Crisis: A Conversation with Tony Norfield, Michael Roberts and Paula Bach

The swings in the stock markets in the United States, Europe and Japan this past week have reignited fears of a financial meltdown. We discussed these recent developments and the immediate prospects of the global economy with three renowned Marxist economists.

Left Voice

December 11, 2018

Campaign for the Release of Student-worker Activists in China Takes off

In recent years, the Chinese government has ramped up repression against union activists and students organizing in universities. The last episode has been the arrest in May of this year of 29 activists demanding the right to form a union at the Jasic Technology factory in Shenzhen.

Left Voice

November 13, 2018

Strength and Contradictions of the Chinese Economy: An Interview With Au Loong Yu

Chinese global aspirations can be seen in the country’s expanding investments abroad. A trade war with the United States may have devastating consequences.

Juan Cruz Ferre

September 13, 2018

Whither Korea?

After the Singapore meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un, questions loom large. What is the path ahead for North Korea? What chances are there for a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula? South Korean socialists weigh in.

Young-ik Choi

July 24, 2018

21st Century Economic Nationalism

Could the global economy crumble under a protectionist escalation? If capital is more globalized than ever before, and governments are, in the end, at the service of capital, is there any chance of a trade war at all?

Juan Cruz Ferre

March 26, 2018

From the U.S. “War on Terrorism” to Anticipating Conflict between World Powers

A departure from decades-long US policy reframes global instability outside of the terms of terror and opens a penumbra of new geopolitics.

Claudia Cinatti

February 2, 2018