World Beat Newsletter
When we focus our analysis on personalities like Assad in Syria or Kim Jong Un in North Korea, we succumb to our own personality cult.
Dress them up in black, put some Goth makeup on them, give them a name like The Apocalyptics, and the Republican candidates would fit right in with the head-banger crowd.
Millions of people have thronged the streets of cities all over the world this last year to protest the influence of money on power--the corruption in Mubarak's Egypt and Ben Ali's Tunisia, the malign effects of Wall Street and other financial institutions, the power elite in Russia.
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After Islamist parties won three elections in a row, Chicken Littles threw up their hands in horror.
Is detente with Burma just around the corner?
Inequality has become so extreme that even the foreign policy elite is worried.
The CIA's drone war in Pakistan is setting precedents that will one day come back to haunt America.
What made Europe a compelling political, economic, and social alternative wedged between Anglo-American free marketeers and Soviet nomenklatura is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
The first politician of the Occupy Wall Street era has become the mayor of Seoul.