World Beat Newsletter

America Held Hostage

A few Americans are held hostage by al-Qaeda. The rest of us are held hostage by the U.S. overreliance on military force.

The Wall

Few images from the last days of the Cold War are as enduring in the West as the fall of the Berlin Wall. But in Central and Eastern Europe, a more complex picture emerges.

The Sum of Our Fears

What we see on our screens has primed us to make the obvious mistake of worrying overmuch about improbable threats and worrying undermuch about the more probable ones.

Recognizing Palestine

As more European governments line up to recognize a Palestinian state, Israel (and the U.S.) look more isolated than ever.
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