U.S. Bureaucratic Blunder Could Cost Somalia Desperately Needed Debt Relief
U.S. ambassador considers resigning over the issue, which could harm U.S. anti-terrorism mission and aid programs there, officials say.
Trump Must Put Real Pressure on Cameroon
Symbolic half-measures like revoking preferential trade status are not enough to force the repressive regime of Paul Biya to change. Canceling IMF loans and military aid would show that the White House is serious.
Egypt’s Economy Isn’t Booming. It’s Collapsing.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has sold his country as an investment destination with the IMF’s help—but the living standards of ordinary Egyptians are plummeting as elites line their pockets.
The Fate of the World Order Rests on Tokyo’s Shoulders
Japan was one of the system’s biggest winners, and it is one of the few countries that can save it now.
African Governments Are Paying for the World Bank’s Mauritius Miracle
Ghost offices on the small island provide legal but questionable means of siphoning tax dollars away from poor countries and into the pockets of the global elite.
Pakistan’s Economic Turmoil Threatens China’s Ambitions
The balance-of-payments crisis and likely IMF talks could undermine Beijing’s investments.
Jordan’s Protests Are a Ritual, Not a Revolution
By trading geopolitical importance for aid and showing restraint when unrest erupts, the kingdom has managed to remain stable for decades.
Never Mind the Troika, Here’s Rouvikonas
Greece’s prolonged austerity has given rise to a movement of middle-class anarchism.
IMF Chief Paves a Path For Another Greek Rescue
The emergency-lending bank satisfied German demands, but won’t contribute more cash to the bailout until Greece gets some debt relief.
Don’t Abdicate America’s Leadership Role at the IMF
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the Trump administration seems to be doing.
IMF Forecasts Increased World Economic Growth Despite Rising Protectionism
The good times may not last long, the IMF warns.
Egypt’s Coming Revolt of the Poor
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has exploited an IMF agreement to squeeze the lower classes and enrich a small clique of former generals.
Trump Treasury Nominees Aren’t Partial To IMF Bailouts
That doesn’t bode well for Greece, which appears to be hurtling toward another default.
Don’t Look Now, But There’s Another Greek Debt Crisis Brewing
Talks over Athens’ debt burden threaten to spill into European election season.
IMF: Anti-Trade and Immigration Rhetoric Put the U.S. At Risk
The fund warns harsh words on the U.S. campaign trail put globalization at risk.
IMF Officially Gives China A Seat at the Adult Table of World Economies
But don't expect the IMF decision to pick up China's lagging economic growth.
The Women on Top Theory
Studies show that when women comprise around 25 percent of a group, their influence dramatically reshapes culture. Is 2016 the year women change the world?
The IMF Confronts Its N-Word
The International Monetary Fund admits that it’s time to discard some of the old neoliberal dogmas.
IMF Chief Warns Greece Can’t Meet Terms of Its Debt Deal
IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Greece cannot meet the terms of its bailout deal with Europe.