Guest blogger Jason Stearns explains further his assertion last week that Congo mining industry reform deserves 'cautious optimism.'
Newsweek's Washington Bureau Chief warns that Rep. Michele Bachmann should not be underestimated as a presidential contender in the 2012 race.
"Yes We Can” was so 2008. Now President Obama is the incumbent, with a record to defend. More than whom the Republicans nominate to run against him in 2012, how voters perceive Mr. Obama’s accomplishments and liabilities – two highly subjective categories, at times overlapping – will determine whether he gets four more years. Here are his top six accomplishments, including the killing of Osama bin Laden:
While conflict minerals are certainly an important factor in Congo's conflict, guest blogger Laura Seay is not convinced they're the most important factor.
There is widespread misunderstanding in Congo about US legislation targeting conflict minerals.
Bank of America had a bad quarter and lost its chief financial officer, which are just two items on the bank's list of troubles
A bill prohibiting the state from working with companies that don't comply with regulations on conflict minerals has passed the state Senate committee.
NFL season could be saved if judge lifts an injunction on the lockout. Plus: Monsanto and Bed Bath & Beyond earnings and hot rental housing market.
While 'naming and shaming' tactics are gaining momentum in the fight against Congo's conflict minerals, they won't be enough if the trade just shifts to India and China.