Here are a few assorted international political economy links.
WTO study on agriculture liberalization and increases in productivity.
The U.S. is currently debating the next Farm Bill. A nice overview here.
The Economist has run a number of stories that are touting the recent economic success in Africa and some optimism for the future. One example.
A related piece on Africa in Foreign Policy.
Global public opinion. Obama’s popularity has decreased and China is now seen as the global economic superpower.
More fallout from the Argentina expropriation of Spain's Repsol. WTO disputes between Argentina and Spain.