World Beat Newsletter
In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of "Who's your favorite dictator?"
Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon.
Our wartime commemorations are the functional equivalent of mounting the heads of our victims on pikes. Are we surprised that others celebrate bloodshed when we do the same?
China has its vanishing girls. North Korea has its disappeared prisoners. And America has a generation of missing, jailed, and dead black men.
Japan wants a "normal" foreign policy. Its neighbors want apologies for wartime atrocities — and an assurance that Japanese militarism is a thing of the past.
It’s time to stop relying on human presidents.
Obama's no peace president, but he's won important diplomatic victories. Will they survive the 2016 election?
Some international NGOs promote universal norms and values while others advance the interests of governments. Is it possible to create space for one kind without the other?
Rare are the moments when enormously complex situations lend themselves to unambiguous yes-or-no answers. This is one of them.
Foreign policy hawks are aflutter about "American retreat," yet they're the ones stonewalling on sending U.S. representatives to global institutions.