World Beat Newsletter

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.

Turning European

With the United States on the verge of another Great Depression, the Know-Nothing opposition to the Obama administration should be worried that we are about to slip into the Third World.

Listen: Afghanistan

After eight years of deafness, the White House is now listening. When it comes to Afghanistan, we just have to speak a little louder.

A Multipolar Moment?

Will Obama's multilateral resolve turn to stone or will his administration truly remap U.S. global relations?
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