- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating is associate editor at Foreign Policy and the editor of the Passport blog. He has worked as a researcher, editorial assistant, and deputy Web editor since joining the FP staff in 2007. In addition to being featured in Foreign Policy, his writing has been published by the Washington Post, Newsweek International, Radio Prague, the Center for Defense Information, and Romania's Adevarul newspaper. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-Span, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC radio, and others. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied comparative politics at Oberlin College.
Those are the three unfortunate major economies projected to see negative GDP growth in 2010-2011, according to the IMF’s new World Economic Outlook. (The small Carribean nations of Antigua & Barbuda and St. Kitts & Nevis are also in the red.) Greece, at -3.3 percent, has by far the most dramatic contraction of the bunch.
The outlook is most grim for Western Europe, much of which will see between 0 and 2 percent growth. Politically unstable Kyrgyzstan seems to be the only Asian country with less than 2 percent growth while similarly unstable Madagascar is Africa’s outlier.