(April 28, 2003) This is a supplement to “A Wiser Peace: An Action Strategy For A Post-Conflict Iraq” with percentage breakdowns of Iraq’s foreign debt, compensation claims and pending contracts.
(April 18, 2003) This paper argues Russia has rejected the American proposal for debt relief in Iraq, and favours using Iraq’s debt to drive negotiations to improve its own economic position in post-Saddam Iraq.
(January 1, 2003) To call for a debt restructuring conference and push the United Nations Security Council to begin a review of past war-related claims against Iraq is one of ten key actions recommended by this paper.
(December 12, 2002) Lesotho’s Court of Appeal suspends payment on the landmark US$2.25-million fine levied against Canadian engineering giant, Acres International.
(December 18, 2002) The Lesotho High Court dismisses three applications brought by the former head of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority challenging his conviction for multi-million rand bribery and fraud.
(December 5, 2002) The European Investment Bank, the development funding arm of the EU, is likely to find its new transparency rules do not satisfy social and environmental campaigners.
(November 22, 2002) An alternative strategy is for African countries to selectively repudiate past loans, invoking the doctrine of “odious debt” in international law as well as historical precedents…
(November 1, 2002) This publication contains an overview of the socio-economic situation in Ecuador, an article analyzing perspectives regarding doctrine of illegitimate debt, and the Report from the Commission for the Civil Control of Corruption.
(October 1, 2002) The incidence of looting public money and stashing it in western financial institutions is a global problem and developing/developed countries as well as international organizations are at loss on how to stem or control the phenomenon.
(September 25, 2002) Africa Action Warns of Exploding Debt Crisis; Issues New Recommendations for Creditors.
(September 1, 2002) Hans Branscheidt analyzes the role of German companies which exported weapons and other materials for military purposes to Iraq.
(August 8, 2002) Indonesia saw a lively debate regarding its future relationship with the IMF. It has been instigated by Planning Minister Kwik Kian Gie and it has ended with the cabinet decision to extend the current arrangement with the IMF till end 2003.
(August 1, 2002) The paper presents the idea of Fair and Transparent Arbitration Processes, gives information about the institutions which determine today’s debt management, and promotes discussion of some key aspects of the process.
(June 22, 2002) The searing criticisms of IMF policies and programs are mostly on target and come from none other than Joseph Stiglitz, the former Chief Economist of the World Bank.
(June 21, 2002) Patricia Adams’ speech from her 12-city speaking tour of Germany in June 2002, at the invitation of the German Jubilee Network.