Winners & Losers

Winners: Ghana: A controversial penalty kick against the U.S. squad vaulted the Black Stars into the second round of the World Cup. They’re the only African team to make it—and they beat the superpower. Chinese-Canadian Immigrants: The Canadian government apologized to Chinese immigrants who arrived between 1880 and 1920 and announced that it will repay ...

By , a professor at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.

Winners:

Ghana: A controversial penalty kick against the U.S. squad vaulted the Black Stars into the second round of the World Cup. They’re the only African team to make it—and they beat the superpower.

Chinese-Canadian Immigrants: The Canadian government apologized to Chinese immigrants who arrived between 1880 and 1920 and announced that it will repay unfair “special taxes” levied on them.

Winners:

Ghana: A controversial penalty kick against the U.S. squad vaulted the Black Stars into the second round of the World Cup. They’re the only African team to make it—and they beat the superpower.

Chinese-Canadian Immigrants: The Canadian government apologized to Chinese immigrants who arrived between 1880 and 1920 and announced that it will repay unfair “special taxes” levied on them.

U.S.-Japan Relations: As North Korea fueled up its ballistic missile, the United States and Japan inked an agreement to work together on missile defense.

American CEOs: A study released this week reveals that the average American CEO earns 262 times the pay of an average worker.

Losers:

Saddam Hussein: His ballyhooed hunger strike lasted just one day. Is prison chow that good?

World Bank: Cambodia’s prime minister is refusing to pay back funds cancelled by the Bank because of corruption concerns. Months of squabbling may be ahead.

U.S. Defense Spending: A Senate panel slashes $9 billion from Bush’s proposed defense budget.

Iranian Consumers: The government restricts petrol imports in what may be a preemptive move to weather international sanctions.

David Bosco is a professor at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. He is the author of The Poseidon Project: The Struggle to Govern the World’s Oceans. Twitter: @multilateralist

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