What we got from Durban was largely a set of promises to do something...some other time.
23rd November 2011 was the first anniversary of the artillery exchange between the two Koreas around the island of Yeonpyeong off the west coast of Korea.
The images conjured up sordid memories of decades ago. Two young people laying dead on the ground, shot to death while heavily-armed state policemen were breaking up a public protest.
What a Busted Robot Airplane Tells Us About the American Empire in 2012 and Beyond
Presidential candidates are praising it. Former administration officials are defending it. Will the United States backtrack on torture?
A Vietnamese-American artist who arrived in the United States with one son and one shoe seeks to capture the debate on immigration in a huge mural.
Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states are using their wealth to counter external challenges (Iran) and internal ones (the Arab Awakening).
Russians are coming out onto the streets to transform their country once again.
Unless there is a decisive turn in events, Washington might be getting closer to losing a powerful ally in a much-troubled and highly strategic region.
A poem about Hillary Clinton's visit to see Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma.