World Beat Newsletter

If Wes Craven decided to make a horror movie out of the last year of U.S. politics, he would definitely cast Dick Cheney as the monster that can't be silenced.

Quaker Utopias

What would it look like if Quakers ruled the world?

Abolition Follies

The risk of proliferation has made abolitionists out of the sternest of Cold Warriors.

Capitalist Pigs

The term "money laundering" suggests that the more often dirty money changes hands, the cleaner it gets but globalization just moves the dirt around.

100-Day Dash

After 100 days, the glass is now definitely more than half full. But we're still a long way off from a fundamentally new relationship between America and the world.

Great Neighbor Policy

Obama is repairing fences with points south at a time when the United States could use all the friends it can get.

Balkan Myths

The Balkans are still a powder keg, and someone is always playing with matches.

Never Again (Maybe)

Although it's been 30 years since the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians during the Khmer Rouge period, only last month did the first member of the Pol Pot regime go on trial.

Naval Gazing

Before the Chinese show up off the coast of California for some imperial quid pro quo, the United States should wake up, sign the Law of the Sea, and actually abide by its provisions.
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