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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 3, 2016.

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.

A woman holds a Japanese flag as she listens to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking during a rally in Tokyo on Sept. 19. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

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.

Ships in the Port Louis harbor in Mauritius on Dec. 25, 2015. (T. Vale/Getty Images)

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.

Chinese engineers work on the bridge and friendship tunnel connected to the  Karakoram highway in Pakistan on June 30, 2015.

Pakistan’s Economic Turmoil Threatens China’s Ambitions

The balance-of-payments crisis and likely IMF talks could undermine Beijing’s investments.

Demonstrators protest near the prime minister's office in Amman, Jordan, on June 6. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Protests against planned pension reforms in Athens on Feb. 12, 2016. (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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.

US President Donald Trump and US Vice President Mike Pence (R) stand alongside Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross as he speaks about Trump signing executive orders on trade policies in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, March 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Don’t Abdicate America’s Leadership Role at the IMF

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the Trump administration seems to be doing.


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.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel address the press after a meeting at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, on April 14, 2011. Clinton is in Berlin to attend the two-day NATO Foreign Ministers meetings. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL KAPPELER    GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read MICHAEL KAPPELER/AFP/Getty Images)

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?

People hold placards reading "No" during a demonstration in support of Greece, in Madrid on July 5, 2015. Today, nearly 10 million Greek voters take to the ballot booths to vote 'Yes' or 'No' in a referendum asking if they accept more austerity measures in return for bailout funds. The referendum on a deal with European governments, the European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF), was called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the night of June 26-27.   AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO        (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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Greece’s Debt Crisis Arrives in Foggy Bottom

Greece and its creditors are bringing their debt standoff to Washington.


IMF Sees the World Economy Heading The Wrong Way

The IMF projects the global economy is headed south.


IMF Chief Lagarde Just Endorsed This Radical Policy Once Thought Impossible

IMF chief Christine Lagarde endorsed use of negative interest rates, a radical idea most thought was impossible.

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