In The News

Elisabeth Rosenthal December 11, 2001
Chinese officials are suppressing open discussion of AIDS, hindering already limited efforts to combat the spiraling epidemic. Rural areas - particularly in central China - emerged as the epicenter of the HIV-AIDS epidemic as farmers were exposed to the virus while selling blood. For years, the infected farmers remained ignorant about AIDS because the government withheld vital information. Now...
Salman Rushdie November 2, 2001
In this New York Times op-ed article, controversial novelist Salman Rushdie rejects the official US stance that the war against terrorism is not about Islam. The US dissociates terrorism from Islam to maintain the global coalition against terrorism that necessarily includes Muslim countries. However, Rushdie says, Muslim demonstrations around the world in support of Osama bin Laden and the much...
Pulapre Balakrishnan August 20, 2001
Any discussion on free trade must include a discussion of free immigration, for it is people that produce the goods that are to be traded. If the producers are not free to move, then trade itself is not free. As the writer Balakrishnan argues, “immigration cannot be ignored in any global compact on economics.” Balakrishnan is, however, aware what free immigration means to developed countries: the...
Nayan Chanda July 5, 2001