The violence in Afghanistan is on the upsurge, Conn Hallinan reports, and the United States is increasingly isolated in its military approach.
The bulk of the enormous U.S. military budget is earmarked not for fighting terrorism but for the next cold war.
Jakarta wants weapons. Lots of them. And the United States is happy to oblige.
Even the world's top financiers are beginning to panic.
Mexicans are taking it to the streets, reports guest columnist Katie Kohlstedt, to protest NAFTA in all its forms.
The United States is still the big dog on the block, columnist Conn Hallinan argues, but it can no longer just bark to get its way.
Can the environmental movement in the Global South, asks Walden Bello, serve as a pivotal agent in the fight against global warming?
Forget haircuts and space aliens, Frida Berrigan writes. The media and the candidates should be talking about real issues, like the potential end of the world.
Evo Morales and his supporters have a plan to reform Bolivia, explains Laura Carlsen, and they'll stare down vested interests, international bankers, and even Washington if necessary.
Car bombings, sectarian violence and attacks on U.S. troops are down. But does the reduced violence have anything to do with the "surge"?